What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
This should include two science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths.
This should be in Applied Science or similar.
This should include a minimum of 4 in two Higher Level science subjects.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers88%
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.
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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Biochemistry is a pivotal degree discipline and a fundamental element of all the biological sciences. It focuses on the study of living systems at the molecular level, and the ways in which cells and organisms are formed. This involves examining the structure and function of molecules found in living systems, as well as experimental investigations of the properties of biological systems ranging in complexity, from cell extracts to whole organisms, and elucidating the roles of specific genes.
First-year core subjects include cell biology, biochemistry, human physiology, biological chemistry, and the history, philosophy and practice of science; you will choose an option module from subjects including pharmacology, botany, biological sciences, or an elective module from across the University. In Year 2 you will study four core subjects – research methods, molecular biology and genetics, bioinformatics, and metabolic biochemistry – and two options from a range of subjects including medical physiology, physiological networks, systems pharmacology, global issues, the microbial world, urban living and the environment, medical genetics, infection and immunity, or a Westminster elective. Alongside your final year research project you will study core modules in advanced cell biology, and proteins and enzymes, with optional module subjects including advanced molecular biology, global ethics, cancer biology, designing a sustainable world, work experience, or a Westminster elective.
The University of Westminster is in the heart of London, attracting more than 20,000 students from 150 nation. With the Students' Union based at three central London campuses and a media campus at Harrow, you'll never be short of activities in the big smoke. Did you know UWSU takes hundreds of students to Amsterdam and on a sports tour in Spain every year.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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