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:
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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.
- Cells to Systems
- Microbiology and Genetics
- Molecular Metabolism
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.
- Cell Membranes
- Mechanisms of Pathology
- Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
- Protein Structure and Function
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.
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.
- 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