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Biochemistry (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #128 (QS) Lancaster, United Kingdom
Biochemistry (Hons) programme offered at Lancaster University examines the structure and function of living organisms at the molecular level. It is an exciting and rapidly developing subject and the primary investigative science within biology and medicine.
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Overview

Biochemistry (Hons) programme offered at Lancaster University involves core modules such as Protein Biochemistry, Cell Structure and Function, and Genetics – all designed to give you a good overview of key modern biochemical concepts. However, at the same time, the first year of your degree still permits flexibility as you will also be able to choose an additional four modules from any of the Bioscience subjects on offer.

In the second year of your course, you’ll focus on a range of Biochemistry modules, including Cell Biology and Medical Microbiology, as well as some more practically oriented modules designed to equip you with the laboratory skills and knowledge required by a successful biochemist.

During your degree, you’ll conduct your own laboratory-based project where you’ll benefit from the research experience of our internationally renowned academic staff.

You have the flexibility to tailor your final year to your biochemical interests and can select from a diverse range of subjects including Cell Signalling, Cancer, Biology of Ageing, and Neurobiology.

Careers

The transferable skills and analytical training you will gain during your biochemistry degree will allow you to enter science or diverse fields such as management, marketing and finance. You will gain practical skills such as laboratory competence and experimental design; numerical skills such as statistical analysis, data recording and presentation; and interpersonal skills such as team working, communication and negotiation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Chemical Reaction Kinetics
  • Genetics
  • Impact of Microbes
  • Molecules of Life
  • Organic Reactivity and Mechanism
  • Organic Structure
  • Protein Biochemistry
  • Skills in Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Thermodynamics of Chemical Processes
  • Biochemical Techniques
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Cell Biology Techniques
  • DNA Technology
  • Employability Skills
  • Genetics
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Microbiological Techniques
  • Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
  • Protein Biochemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    93

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General Requirements

  • Required Subjects A level Chemistry and one other science subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics
  • GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4
  • International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in HL Chemistry and 6 in one further HL science subjects from Biology, Mathematics or Physics
  • BTEC Considered alongside A level Chemistry

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    20500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Lancaster

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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