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Biochemistry and Genetics with a Year in Industry BSc
Biochemistry and Genetics with a Year in Industry BSc

Biochemistry and Genetics with a Year in Industry BSc

  • ID:UOS440103
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£23,750.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,180.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£500.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£23,750.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,180.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£500.00
Estimated Total/program:
£145,720.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB, including Chemistry and another science
A Levels + additional qualifications ABB, including Chemistry and another science + B in a relevant EPQ; ABB, including Chemistry and another science + A in Core Maths
International Baccalaureate 34, with 6,5 in Higher Level Chemistry and another science
BTEC Interim-Reformed: DD in Applied Science + A Level grade A in a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Maths and Further Maths) + interview. Reformed: DDD in Applied Science, including modules in Applications of Inorganic Chemistry, Applications of Organic Chemistry and Practical Chemical Analysis and no more than one of the following: Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis, Forensic Fire Investigation or Forensic Traffic Collision Investigation + interview
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAABB + AB, including Chemistry and another science
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B + AA, including Chemistry and another science
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications

Other requirements

  • Acceptable science subjects are Chemistry, Biology/Human Biology, Physics, Psychology Maths and Further Maths
  • GCSE Maths grade 6 or grade B. See additional GCSE requirements in EAS notes
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
  • Access Sheffield - find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer

English Requrement

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification.

Course Information

This course allows you to complete a year-long, paid work placement as part of your degree. You'll pay reduced fees for the year you're on placement and you'll have the support you need from your tutor and the University. Most students earn salaries during their placements and many are offered a graduate-level job at the end.

Previous students have found placements at global pharmaceutical companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Unilever. But your placement doesn't have to be in the lab - this course gives you the freedom to test out an alternative career path. For example, you could pursue a role in market research, communications or business development within or outside of the bioscience industry.

You'll study these two highly complementary subjects that are fundamental to biotechnology and medicine. You'll learn about proteins, enzymes, hormones and receptors, the structure and expression of genes, inheritance and mutations. We'll also introduce you to how biochemistry and genetics can be applied to the major challenges affecting humanity today, from understanding and treating a range of diseases to how we feed a global population and how new drugs are designed.

All of our students take compulsory modules designed to give you specialist knowledge of biochemistry and genetics, whilst also introducing you to microbiology and molecular biology. As you progress through your degree and discover what you're passionate about, optional modules will allow you to explore your chosen subject in greater depth, specialise in one area, keep your interests broad or even switch to another degree programme within the molecular biosciences.

In your first year, you'll spend six hours in the lab each week learning the practical skills and knowledge that every bioscientist needs including how to establish bacterial cultures, assess bioenergetics and perform gene cloning. Analysis classes will equip you with the skills you'll use outside the lab from interacting with your data to interpreting your findings. Your lectures will give you a broad understanding of the molecular biosciences, allowing you to explore what you're most interested in.

In your second year, you'll begin learning more advanced scientific techniques both in the lab and in lectures with topics including experimental design, genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 and protein purification. You'll continue to take analysis classes to develop your data handling skills further and you can choose to study modules like "Molecules to Market", allowing you to work in teams to come up with pioneering science enterprise ideas to launch a virtual business.

In your third year, you'll return from placement and complete an extended research project alongside your chosen specialist modules. This will reflect an area of molecular bioscience that interests you and will take place either in the lab or in industry. Depending on your interests and career goals, you can choose a project from: experimental science, clinical diagnostics, industrial biotechnology, molecular systems and computing, science communication or education and outreach.

If you want to study biochemistry and genetics but don't meet the entry requirements to go straight into the first year, our Biosciences with Foundation Year could be for you. After successfully completing the one-year programme, you'll progress onto the first year of your chosen degree.

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The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology website

First year

Core modules:

Practical Molecular Bioscience 1

 

Biochemistry

 

Genetics

 

Microbiology

 

Molecular Biology

 

Second year

Core modules:

Practical Molecular Bioscience 2

 

Biochemistry 2

 

Biostructures, Energetics and Synthesis

 

Genes, Genomes and Chromosomes

 

Genetics 2

 

Third year

Core modules:

Industrial Experience

 

Fourth year

Core modules:

Project

 

Literature Review

 

Optional modules:

Biochemical Basis of Human Disease

 

Biochemical Signalling

 

Biochemistry Data Handling

 

Genetic pathways from zygote to organism

 

Genetics Data Handling

 

Genome Stability and Genetic Change

 

Genomic Science

 

Human Evolutionary Genetics

 

Human Reproduction and Fertility

 

Membrane Protein Structure and Function

 

Molecular Immunology

 

Physical Methods for Studying Biological Structures

 

Plant Biotechnology

 

Protein Folding and Misfolding in Disease

 

The Genetics of Human Disease

 

The World of RNA

 

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our graduates go on to make a difference in all sorts of ways. Many of our graduates are employed in pharmaceuticals and healthcare, food safety and manufacture, brewing and agrochemicals, forensic science and as NHS scientists. They also work in education, the scientific civil service, bioinformatics or medical schools. Others use their skills in IT, management and commerce. Many choose further study and go on to do research for organisations all over the world.

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