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

Medical Biochemistry with Research Placement BSc(Hons)

  • ID:UH440195
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  •  IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Course Information

Want to play your part in a field of science that’s made major contributions to the development of new drugs and the treatment of diseases? Our Medical Biochemistry with Research Placement degree is designed to give you a great grounding in biological sciences while boosting your career prospects across the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare and, especially, medical research. Groundbreaking work in biochemistry has led to our knowledge of the structure of DNA, RNA and proteins and it holds the promise of further breakthroughs in treatment in the future.

  • This course has advanced accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology.
  • If you’d like to focus on building your research skills in this dynamic area of science, then choose this version of our Medical Biochemistry BSc(Hons) course which includes a research placement during your third year.
  • From day one you’ll be building your own knowledge and skills to develop a firm foundation in the molecular and cellular aspects of biology and the principles of drug action. As your studies with us progress, you’ll begin to focus on disease processes in modules such as epidemiology and pharmacology, paving the way for investigating more advanced topics such as molecular medicine and metabolic disease in your final year.
  • You'll focus on theory and also gain practical, hands-on experience. In the lab sessions you’ll be able to get to grips with industry-standard equipment and in your third year, you can try out your skills for real during a supervised research placement.It’s all designed to help get you ready for a successful career beyond graduation.
  • 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:

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

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Molecular Biology
  •  Biochemistry 2
  •  Genomes and Evolution
  •  Molecular Aspects of Drug Action
  •  Research Skills 2

Option modules:

Choose one from a list which may include-

  •  Analytical Science 2
  •  Cell Biology
  •  Epidemiology and Public Health
  •  Pharmaceutics and Formulation
  •  Infectious Diseases and Therapeutics

Year 3 - research placement year

  •  Supervised Research Experience

Final year
Core modules:

  •  Research Project
  •  Cancer Biology
  •  Biochemistry 3
  •  Advanced Physiology

Option modules:

Choose one from a list which may include:

  •  Applied Molecular Genetics
  •  Immunology and Infection
  •  Medical Genetics
  •  Genomics
  •  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.

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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