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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

94%

Subjects
  • Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry
Student score
90% HIGH
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£23k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAB - ABB including Chemistry and a second science

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAABB - AABBB including Chemistry and a second science

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

94%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Biochemistry encompasses the study of the chemical changes needed for life processes, such as providing energy and building block molecules from our diet, so that we may grow, move and reproduce. This programme will give you a very sound and broad background in biochemistry. You will have opportunities to familiarise yourself with state-of-the-art biochemical methodology and sample some of its most intriguing applications. The modular structure of our programme, with a broad base at the beginning, ample opportunities for specialisation at the end, and the Professional Training placement in Year 3, will give you both breadth and in-depth knowledge. This is part of the secret behind the outstanding employability of our graduates. You will have the chance to choose from a wide variety of specialised subjects, including the exciting areas of medical biochemistry, pharmacology, neuroscience and toxicology, allowing optimum flexibility for you to explore module combinations according to your own interests and aspirations. We also offer optional modules from other related degree programmes including Microbiology, Nutrition and Biomedical Science. As a versatile and knowledgeable biochemist, you will have a broad choice of careers upon graduation. Our Biochemistry programme is designed to make you a well-rounded, knowledgeable and eminently employable biological scientist. You will develop the intellectual foundations and practical experience to enter the exciting world of the â??new biologyâ??, as well as the transferable skills to make you successful in other fields such as management, medicine and teaching.

Modules

Level 1: Core modules include: Metabolism; biochemistry and chemistry; molecular biology and genetics; cell biology; practical cell and molecular biology; physiology; practical physiology; microbiology; organic chemistry; bioorganic chemistry; key skills; optional modules include: food science; languages. Level 2: Core modules include: Practical biochemistry and immunology; molecular biology and genetics; physiology; pharmacology; introduction to immunology; enzymology; metabolism in health and disease; analytical biochemistry; organic chemistry; key skills; optional modules include: practical molecular biology and genetics; pathology and medicine; bacteriology; practical molecular biology and genetics. Optional professional training year. Level 3: Assessed research project; core modules; optional modules.

University of Surrey

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
25%
75%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
51%
17%
32%

Year 1

83%
7%
10%

Year 2

48%
52%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

81%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

91%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
21% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
60% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
449 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £23k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are health professionals

4%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

15%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Like some other biology-related courses, graduates of this subject had a difficult time in the recession and, although outcomes for these graduates appear to be improving, they are currently a bit worse than we would usually expect. Graduates who want a career in research usually take postgraduate qualifications, but those who want to start work when they graduate have a lot of options. Laboratory work and other jobs in the biosciences are popular, but many biochemistry graduates find their way into the finance industry and as a consequence, graduates from these disciplines are rather more likely than the average to start their career in London.
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