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Biochemistry with Foundation Year (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
The BSc Biochemistry with Foundation Year (Hons) 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.

About

The Foundation Year on BSc Biochemistry with Foundation Year (Hons) with Foundation Year at Liverpool John Moores University  is ideal if you have the ability to study for a degree but do not have the qualifications to enter directly onto the Biochemistry honours degree programme.

Once you pass the Foundation Year you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree. If you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to eligibility criteria).

About the BSc (Hons) Biochemistry degree

The study of biochemistry will appeal to you if you are interested in the biochemical workings of living organisms, cellular metabolism, genomics and proteomics and the biochemical nature of disease. It draws on the different disciplines of cellular biology, physiology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology and medical biochemistry. This provides a solid grounding for more specialist MSc study in, for example, industrial biotechnology, virology, immunology and genetics.

Option modules in Levels 5 and 6, and the opportunity for individual research and work placements, allow you to specialise in your own particular areas of interest.

The opportunity to take a year out in industry gives you invaluable paid work experience and the chance to put the skills and knowledge you have developed into practice. Most employers prefer to take on graduates who have had this experience.

Career

Some graduates prefer to continue their studies with postgraduate study (PGCE/PGDE, MSc, MPhil, MRes or PhD) in topics as wide ranging as tropical medicine, cardiovascular disease, biomedical sciences, oncology, biotechnology, toxicology, virology and cosmetic science.

Alternatively, many decide to pursue teacher training as there is currently a shortage of well-qualified science teachers. Some have even moved into patenting, marketing, management and merchant banks, and many have gone on to research degrees in the UK or abroad.

You may also wish to use your qualification to undertake further study or training before entering employment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      Four year full time degree course (first year foundation course)
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Skills and Perspectives in Science
  • Introductory Chemistry and Cell Biology
  • Fundamentals of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
  • Practical Skills in Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Structural and Functional Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Physiological Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry Employability
  • Introduction to Microbiology and Biotechnology

Lecturers

This course is taught by research-active academics who are committed to helping you fulfil your potential, whether your aim is to pursue a successful career in the biochemical industry or any other field.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score:

    50

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Full-time industrial placement year fee: £1,850 per annum
  • Full-time international placement year fee £3,500 per annum

Living costs for Liverpool

  • 556 - 1040 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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