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Biochemistry with Research Placement BSc(Hons)
Biochemistry with Research Placement BSc(Hons)

Biochemistry with Research Placement BSc(Hons)

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

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  • IELTS 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in any element or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Course Information

Investigating biochemical processes right down to the molecular level has brought about huge leaps in our understanding across many disciplines, from evolution and reproduction to disease prevention and engineering. Biochemical research will be extremely important in the coming decades. From unlocking stem cell therapies and overcoming cancer and dementia to revolutionising computers and developing advanced materials – biochemical research has the capacity to make a huge impact on life on this planet. If you want to open up opportunities for further study or you’re thinking you’d like a career in research to make your own contribution to this vital field, then this course offers a great starting point.

  • This course has advanced accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology.
  • The degree is based on the same framework as Biochemistry BSc(Hons), so during the course you’ll get a grounding in the fundamentals of chemistry, biology and biochemistry. As you progress through your studies you’ll have the chance to explore more advanced topics such as macromolecular structure and gene cloning, choosing some modules to help tailor your degree.
  • You’ll be taught by leading academics through lectures, seminars and sessions using modern scientific instruments in our specialist biological science labs. All along the way, we’ll support you to develop the insight and skills that could give you the edge when you graduate.
  • As a student on this course you’ll be able to apply for undergraduate membership of the Biochemical Society and The Physiological Society (UK). You’ll also be eligible for student affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Biology and upon successful graduation be eligible to apply for one year associate membership, this can help open up networks at a crucial time when applying for jobs.

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Year 1
Core modules:

  •  Biochemistry 1
  •  Molecular and Cellular Biology
  •  Analytical Science 1
  •  Organic Chemistry 1
  •  Research Skills
  •  Physiology 1: Structure and Function

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Molecular Biology
  •  Biochemistry 2
  •  Genomes and Evolution
  •  Research Skills 2
  •  Analytical Science 2

Option modules:

Choose one from a list which may include-

  •  Cell Biology
  •  Molecular Aspects of Drug Action
  •  Pharmaceutics and Formulation
  •  Infectious Diseases and Therapeutics

Year 3 - research placement year
 Supervised Research Experience

Final year
Core modules:

  •  Research Project
  •  Applied Molecular Genetics
  •  Genomics
  •  Biochemistry 3

Option modules:

Choose one from a list which may include-

  •  Medical Genetics
  •  Immunology and Infection
  •  Advanced Physiology
  •  Mechanisms and Pathology of Cancer and other Chronic Diseases
  •  Cancer Biology
  •  Innovations of Drug Design and Development
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates from our Biological Sciences courses can consider a wide range of career options in areas such as medical research, the NHS, molecular sciences, medical genetics, pharmaceuticals, developing scientific patents, medical sales or marketing, medical writing and teaching.

Previous graduates have gone on to work in roles such as Clinical Bioinformatician at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Laboratory Technician at ALS, Microbiology Medical Laboratory Technician at IDEXX Laboratories and Nuclear Medicine Sales Executive at Bartec Technologies.**

*Percentage of graduates from this subject area were in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduation (HESA Graduate Outcomes 18/19, UK Domiciled).

**LinkedIn and University of Huddersfield


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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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