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Liverpool John Moores University

Biochemistry with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: C701

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Minimum number of A Levels required: 1 Subject specific requirements: Preferably an A2 Level in a relevant science subject Is general studies acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: CCD Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20 UCAS Points

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Overall Pass required

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 24 IB Diploma Points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: MMM if studied on its own or to the total of 88 UCAS points when combined with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

88

?Please contact the University if you have any questions regarding the relevance of your qualifications.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Biochemistry

The BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Foundation Year at Liverpool John Moores University is the ideal course if you are interested in this subject but lack the necessary qualifications to study it at degree level.

- £6 million invested in state-of-the-art teaching facilities

- Faculty laboratory refurbished in 2016

- Opportunities to undertake a year's industrial placement or Erasmus placement

- Stepping stone to more specialist MSc study in Industrial Biotechnology or Cosmetic Science

- International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 3

Skills and Perspectives in Science 1
Introductory Chemistry and Cell Biology
Fundamentals of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
Skills and Perspectives in Science 2
Anatomy and Physiology
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

Level 4

Practical and Employability Skills in Biochemistry
Introduction to Structural and Functional Biochemistry
Introduction to Cell Biology
Introduction to Molecular Biology
Microbial Biotechnology 1

Level 5

Methods in Biochemistry
Metabolic Biochemistry
Microbial Biotechnology 2
Structural and Functional Biochemistry
Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics
Molecular Cell Biology

Sandwich degree: Year-long placement

Level 6

Research Project
Advanced Structural and Functional Biochemistry
Biochemistry Symposia
Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology

The following options are offered:

Microbial Technology
Cancer
Biomaterials
Work-Based Learning
Applications of Genetics in Health and Disease
Neurobiology

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary according to the modules you choose, but most are assessed through a combination of exam and coursework and some by coursework only.

Exams are normally held at the end of each year and can be in the form of multiple choice, short answer, interpretative, problem-based learning or essay questions.

Coursework assessments could include phase tests, fieldwork/practical reports, data handling, oral presentations, poster presentations, group discussions, essays or the evaluation of your practical skills, and are based on individual assignments though some require group work.

Feedback on coursework assessments is normally provided within three weeks of submission and may be via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Science

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
49%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

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.

£17,269
low
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Natural and social science professionals
21%
Science, engineering and production technicians
10%
Quality and regulatory 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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