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Biochemistry and Genetics With Foundation Year

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32

GCSE English or IELTS equivalent and experience. The experience can be varied and include work, travel, study, but is an essential requirement for application

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Biochemistry

Genetics

Biochemistry and Genetics is a highly contemporary course that draws from both the fields of biochemistry and genetics to focus on the study of life at the molecular level. This dynamic and exciting area of the sciences is at the forefront of modern scientific innovation in areas like genetic engineering and personalized medicine. This makes this course an excellent choice if you want to pursue a career in scientific research or in industry.

The course emphasises the development of practical and employment-relevant skills in our newly opened, state-of-the-art laboratories. You’ll learn how to apply a theoretical scientific knowledge base to real-world problems that are crucial to our sustainable future. This will involve in-depth study of topics such as protein structure and function, enzymology, metabolism, molecular biological techniques as well as plant, animal and human genetics. This will give you the skills and confidence complete a major research project in your final year where you can independently work in an area of your interest evidence your ability to tackle new problems for potential employers.

To support you throughout this exciting and challenging degree, you'll receive expert teaching that is informed by research and involves you in the research of a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of experienced academics. You will also have the opportunity to complete a placement module, where you'll work in a commercial environment and learn new skills to enhance your CV and help you stand out as a skilled and experienced graduate. Completing this course will enable you to pursue a wide range of careers in the biotechnology sector. Alternatively, you may also choose to continue to further study on a Masters course or a PhD.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,500
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Canterbury Christ Church University

Department:

School of Psychology and Life Sciences and Faculty of Science, Engineering and Social Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Biochemistry

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
28%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
E
C

Biosciences

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
28%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
E
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biosciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
81%
low
Employed or in further education
44%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Science, engineering and production technicians
12%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Caring personal services

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Biosciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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