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Master of Biochemistry - MBiochem years full-time, abroad 2018
Master of Biochemistry - MBiochem years full-time 2018
Master of Biochemistry - MBiochem years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry
Student score
87% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers

Acceptable alongside Scottish Advanced Highers

Scottish Advanced Highers

Acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Highers

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

in Applied Science or Applied Science (Medical Science), if all of the following optional units in biology and chemistry are being studied: 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 22, 27, 28, and 43.

International Baccalaureate

including 6 at Higher Level in essential subjects

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136-165 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


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


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 at York provides students with an understanding of the fundamental processes that govern life. Our Chemistry department provides you with a “first-principles” basis that is built on within the Biology department to provide an understanding of how different classes of biological molecules interact together to capture energy, build complex molecular machines, and send the signals that produce thought. The opportunity to specialise is provided through a flexible course structure.


University of York

Central Hall & Berrick Saul building

The University of York is a young and dynamic campus university situated in a beautiful and historic city. Academic excellence, a unique College system and a commitment to student support help provide a stimulating student experience. Plus we have more student clubs and societies per head than any other University in the UK from Harry Potter to the underwater hockey soc.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score 87% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
59% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
491 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
0% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


Graduates who are natural and social science professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Around 2,500 graduates got degrees in this demanding but valuable subject last year. Graduates who want a career in research usually take postgraduate qualifications - over a third of graduates in the subject took this option - but those who want to start work when they graduate have a lot to choose from. Laboratory work and other jobs in the biosciences are popular, as well as in education, but many biochemistry graduates find their way into the finance industry and as a consequence, graduates from these disciplines are particularly likely to get jobs in London and the South East.
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