If you’re considering a biological sciences degree and you like the idea of focusing on a field that has made major contributions to the development of new drugs and the treatment of diseases, then our Medical Biochemistry BSc(Hons) course could be ideal. Study with us and you could open up all kinds of opportunities in medical research, the pharmaceutical industry and wider areas of healthcare.
When it comes to our understanding of the molecular processes that cause degenerative disease and cancer, biochemistry has played a truly vital role. It is groundbreaking work in this field that has led to our knowledge of the structure of DNA, RNA and proteins and that holds the promise of further breakthroughs in treatment in the future.
During this course you’ll be able to build 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 will focus not only on theory, but will 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 choose to try out your skills for real during a supervised work placement. It’s all designed to help get you ready for a successful career beyond graduation. And as a further boost for your CV, studying on this course means you can become a student undergraduate Associate Membership of the Biochemical Society and the Physiological Society (UK).
Entry Requirement: Year 12 Equivalent
Course Duration: 3 years full-time 4 years inc. placement year