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Biochemistry

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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Biochemistry

Our BSc Hons Biochemistry programme is designed to introduce the students to a wide range of industry standard and novel techniques applicable in the field of biochemistry. Modules have been designed to cover the specific criteria of the QAA Biosciences 2019 Benchmarks as well as being aligned to PSRBs such as the Biochemical Society and Royal Society of Biology. The aim is to produce high quality graduates with excellent further study and employment opportunities. Students will be integrated into the culture of research from enrolment through to graduation where they will interface with researchers from other disciplines. They will work alongside MPhil and PhD students as well as Post-doctoral researchers.

Specifically, the programme will:

Provide a broad practical based Biochemistry curriculum.
Develop competence in scientific methods of enquiry and problem solving.
Enable students to develop an in-depth knowledge in the field of Biochemistry and acquire a critical awareness of current issues and developments in the subject.
Equip students in a wide range of industry standard and novel techniques applicable in Biochemistry.
Encourage critical skills, a knowledge of professional responsibility, integrity and ethics together with the ability to reflect on personal progress as a learner and undertake independent study at level 6 for the dissertation module.
Produce graduates able to carry out research within an ethical framework.

Modules

Year One

The programme begins at level 4 by providing a solid foundation and introduction to the broad disciplines that underpin the subject of biochemistry, resulting in a strong understanding of the subject.

Year one of the programme establishes a platform of core knowledge across key subject areas including biology, chemistry, mathematics and statistics, whilst also introducing students to immunology and microbiology.

MODULES

Introduction to Chemistry
Cell Biology, Biochemistry & Genetics
Maths and statistics for science
Essential skills for the Life Sciences
Professional Practice for the Biomedical & Life Sciences
Introduction to Immunology & Microbiology

Year Two

Year two of the programme largely comprises specialist modules to give students the necessary knowledge in key areas of biochemistry. Students are also primed in research methodology and will design and carry out a mini project to prepare them for the final year project.

MODULES

Advanced Biochemistry
Cell & Molecular Biology
Analytical Methods in Applied Science Research Methods, Theory and Practice
Applied Microbiology
Advanced Laboratory Skills for the Biomedical & Life Sciences

Year Three

The final year of study focusses upon topics at the forefront of current research in biochemistry and will further develop students critical and analytical skills. A significant part of the final year is a 40 credit research project in which students carry out an independent piece of research in an area of special interest to them.

MODULES

Research Project
Structural and Functional Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Nanomedicine and Biochemistry Futures Advances in Medicine: Drugs & Toxicology

Assessment methods

A broad range of assessment methods are used; these include learning journals, group projects, portfolios, coursework, literature reviews, oral and poster presentations, case studies and laboratory reports, and written exams/ in-class tests. Each module is assessed by a variety of methods (e.g. case studies, essays, laboratory reports, presentations, etc.), enabling students to display their full potential. A project dissertation will form one of the final parts of your assessment.

The Uni


Course locations:

Wrexham

Wrexham (Main Campus)

Department:

School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

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UK students
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International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
28%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

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96%
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Employed or in further education
42%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Sports and fitness occupations
12%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Conservation and environmental associate professionals

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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