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Bangor University

Medical Biochemistry with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: B114

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

48 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 1 A Level (or equivalent). UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted. 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths. We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements).

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Medical biochemistry

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE 4 YEAR COURSE WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR - PLEASE APPLY FOR B113 FOR THE THREE YEAR BSC.

To prepare students for our Medical Biochemistry degree, our Foundation Year provides the basic, but essential understanding of biological and chemical principles that underpin the field. It is an ideal course if you have an interest in Medical Biochemistry or a desire to enter a related career but do not currently have the necessary scientific background to enter our 3 year programme.
The Foundation Year is also designed to prepare students for our other undergraduate degree programmes, B102 Biomedical Science, B100 Medical Sciences and B103 Medical Biology and there is the possibility to transfer onto one of these programmes, subject to successfully passing the Foundation Year.
The Medical Biochemistry programme will provide a multi-disciplinary perspective of the current and developing field of pathology, medical genetics and disease management. This programme will provide students with a broad basis of scientific knowledge regarding human health and disease, of importance in modern day diagnostics.

Modules

For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bangor University

Department:

School of Medical Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Biosciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Biosciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£17,000
low
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
39%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Animal care and control services
7%
Other elementary services occupations

Around 2,500 graduates got degrees in this demanding but valuable subject last year. Graduates who want a career in research usually take postgraduate qualifications - over a third of graduates in the subject took this option - but those who want to start work when they graduate have a lot to choose from. Laboratory work and other jobs in the biosciences are popular, as well as in education, but many biochemistry graduates find their way into the finance industry and as a consequence, graduates from these disciplines are particularly likely to get jobs in London and the South East.

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