36 months
18300 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Discover life at its most fundamental level. On this BSc Biochemistry (Hons) degree at  University of Portsmouth, accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB), you’ll learn how biochemists fight disease, edit genomes, develop new fuels, and understand human and animal development.

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By exploring the latest scientific theory through lab training, you'll gain the skills and expertise to become a professional biochemist and apply for Associate Membership of the RSB on graduation.

Careers and opportunities

Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry within living things – everything from humans and animals, to plants and cells. It combines biology, chemistry and physiology to develop new approaches within many scientific fields, including healthcare and medicine, agriculture, biotechnology and the environment. 

This means there is a huge range of sectors you can go into with a biochemistry degree, and there will always be a high demand for your skills.

Once you complete your BSc Biochemistry (Hons) degree at  University of Portsmouth , you’ll be ready for a career in scientific research, forensic science or pharmaceuticals. With specialist modules like Business for Biosciences and Genes and Development, you’ll have many opportunities to discover your niche.

Programme Structure


  • Cell Biology – 20 credits
  • Enzymes and Metabolism – 20 credits
  • Genetic Engineering – 20 credits
  • Macromolecules – 20 credits

  • Business for Biosciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A levels – ABB–BBB
  • UCAS points – 120-128 points to include 3 A levels, or equivalent, including Biology and Chemistry, with 40 points from either A level Biology or Chemistry. For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application (calculate your UCAS points)
  • T levels – Merit. Acceptable T Level Subjects: T Level in Health, T level in Science. Applications with Merit can be considered, but applicants will require adequate qualifications in chemistry
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM
  • International Baccalaureate – 27

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18300 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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