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Bachelor of Biochemistry
Bachelor of Biochemistry

Bachelor of Biochemistry

  • ID:AU440006
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

English Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 with each band at 6.0

Course Information

Our Biochemistry course is focused on preparing you for a future career that makes a big difference. Studying at Aston gives you unrivalled hands-on experience, world-class facilities and specialist teaching.

In addition, your integrated placement year will give you the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice. You can undertake placements in hospital, industrial or research laboratories, as well as non-laboratory settings.

As a biochemist, you’ll help to comprehend and resolve biological problems through the use of molecular expertise and processes. You will help to lead the way in developing new thinking, techniques and technology in the fields of:

  • medicine
  • pharmaceutics
  • biotechnology
  • agriculture
  • nutrition

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Year 1

Develop a thorough understanding of the processes that underpin key areas of biochemistry such as how biomolecules assemble into complex structures, how genetic material is stored and inherited and fundamental microbiological concepts.

Core modules:

  • Biomolecules
  • Cells to Systems
  • Microbiology and Genetics
  • Molecular Metabolism

Year 2

Study topics such as how changes at the molecular level lead to disease, the role that cell signalling plays in life processes and learn how to apply fundamental biochemical concepts to experimental and real-world problems.

Core modules:

  • Cell Membranes
  • Mechanisms of Pathology
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Protein Structure and Function

Placement Year

Gain valuable career boosting experience on your integrated placement year by setting your studies in the real world context of a working environment alongside professionals.

The Aston placement year forms an integral part of your educational journey and is compulsory for all home students. International/EU students can request permission to opt out of the placement year, but we strongly recommend that is completed where possible.

Final Year

Undertake a substantial original research project, choose from a range of advanced modules, and further developing your professional skills ready for your first career step post-graduation.

Core modules:

  • Research Project Preparation
  • Research Project
  • Professional Skills for Biochemists

In addition you will complete three of the following four options:

  • Molecular and Applied Microbiology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Advanced Cell Membranes


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The demand for qualified biochemists within the UK and across the world is rising. As a biochemistry graduate your future career could include developing new drugs, bio-fuels, methods of food production, and clinical practices. Many graduates also undertake further postgraduate study.

With a Biochemistry degree from Aston, you’ll have the theoretical grounding, industry know-how, and skills to have a successful career in a wide range of industries such as:

  • Research and development
  • Scientific communication
  • Forensic science
  • Biotechnology
  • Patent law
  • Sales and management
  • Medicinal chemistry

Additionally, this course will prepare you for further learning including teaching qualifications, MSc, PhD or graduate entry medicine.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance Single: 300 GBP/year

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