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London Metropolitan University

Biochemistry (including foundation year)

UCAS Code: C750

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language and Mathematics at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2). Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a D (grade 3) in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas.

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About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

8.0 years | Part-time | 2021

Subject

Biochemistry

**Why study this course?**

Our Biochemistry (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree is a four-year course, designed to help you enter higher education if you don’t hold traditional qualifications or can’t meet the requirements for the standard three-year undergraduate degree.

The degree has a built-in foundation year (Year 0) to help you improve your study and transferable skills, so that you’ll be confident and well prepared to study at undergraduate level. On graduation from this four-year course you’ll receive the same title and award as students on the standard three-year biochemistry course.

**More about this course**

On our Biochemistry (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) course you’ll develop theoretical and practical skills, allowing you to analyse and understand biochemical information and data. This will also raise your awareness of the social and ethical dimensions in which contemporary biochemistry operates.

Your foundation year will focus on equipping you with essential study skills and fundamental scientific knowledge, so that you can gain the confidence and improve skills that will help you succeed at undergraduate level. This preparatory year will introduce you to basic mathematical concepts and laboratory techniques related to life sciences. Some of this teaching will take place in our state-of-the-art Science Centre, which is one of the biggest and most teaching lab of its kind in Europe.

The foundation year will be shared with students from other disciplines allowing you to exchange ideas and gain new perspectives on different areas of human sciences.

The subsequent three years of your study will provide a more in-depth examination of biochemistry. You’ll study the same course content and have the same choice of modules as students of the Biochemistry BSc (Hons) course.

Should you find yourself wishing to change your specialism following the foundation year there will be flexibility to allow you to do this.

Modules

Example Year 0 modules include:

- Biochemistry
- Biology
- Chemistry
- Scientific Studies

Example Year 1 modules include:

- Anatomy and Physiology
- Biochemistry
- Cell and Molecular Biology
- Chemistry (for Bioscience)
- Laboratory Science

Example Year 2 modules include:

- Bioanalytical Science for Biosciences
- Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry
- Human Immunity
- Metabolism
- Microbiology
- Molecular Biology
- Ethics for Science
- Parasitology
- Work Placement

Example Year 3 modules include:

- Biochemical Pathology
- Bioinformatics and Molecular Modelling
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Genomics
- Project
- Applied Immunology
- Energy Metabolism and Endocrinology
- Virology

Assessment methods

Assessment consists of progress tests, online tests, coursework, practical reports and presentations.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

School of Human 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?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
58%
2:1 or above
25%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
E

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.

£17,108
low
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
50%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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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