Biochemistry is the study of the fundamental processes of life in a chemical context. Biochemists seek to answer questions about life events, health and disease, the natural environment, materials and compounds using scientific techniques developed in chemistry and biology. From an initial grounding in chemistry, genetics, cell biology, microbiology and human physiology, you will progress to an understanding of the complex biochemical processes that form the basis of the latest discoveries in the biosciences.
Second and final year study include modules on metabolic biochemistry, analytical techniques, gene regulation, applied and integrated biochemistry and an individual research project. On these modules you discover how biochemistry affects the quality of our lives, from the discovery of new drugs and the design of new medical treatments, to the industrialisation of laboratory processes. Our links with industry provide you with fantastic opportunities to gain valuable experience during the placement year.
The Biosciences are a discipline with a broad range of applications affecting many areas of human activity. You will study life at all levels, from molecules and organelles to organisms and ecosystems. You will gain the technical, analytical and practical skills needed to investigate biological phenomena in microorganisms, plants, human beings and other animals.
One of the main advantages of all our Biosciences degree programmes is that you will be given a sound foundation in all the major aspects of biological theory, techniques and practice. To enable this you will have the use of excellent facilities for chemical and biomedical analyses.
Entry Requirement: Year 12 equivalent, IELTS 6.0
Course Duration: 3 years
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