Biochemistry is the study of the molecular basis of life. It is a subject that has a rich history of scientific discoveries, from enzymology and metabolic pathways to the discovery of genes and the structure of DNA. Today the subject embraces important new areas, such as genomics and genome editing, synthetic biology and protein engineering.
Our integrated master’s degree in Biochemistry is aimed at aspiring researchers and those seeking a career in science. This four-year undergraduate course enables you to explore the current frontiers of knowledge in your chosen field and provides training in advanced research techniques.
Through this Biochemistry degree from Cardiff University, you will learn how biochemistry and biomolecular sciences contribute to advances in all biological disciplines, including medicine and biotechnology. You will receive extensive hands-on training in laboratory techniques, and gain practical experience of widely transferable skills in computing, statistics, data analysis and presentation.
Our Biochemistry programme provides an excellent foundation for careers within all areas of biological and molecular sciences, and offers strong training for research scientists. Our graduates have gone on to a range of exciting and fulfilling careers in both scientific and non-scientific related fields, including biotechnology research and development, scientific publishing, pharmaceutical industries, molecular biology, journalism, teaching and veterinary science. Many also choose to progress their studies further with a higher degree.
- Enjoy a flexible course structure that enables you to tailor your degree to match your interests and aspirations, including the option to take to spend a sandwich year on professional placement.
- Investigate a topic of your choice and develop your skills as a research scientist with an extended project in an active research laboratory.
- Develop your field research skills with one of our popular project-based field courses. Opt for one of our UK-based courses or choose to travel further afield to locations such as Tobago or Borneo.
- Experience the excitement of learning in active research environment, with teaching staff who are leading researchers in their field.
- Make use of the latest equipment, techniques and facilities in your project work.
- Gain access to a wide range of exciting training opportunities with a School that houses a permanently staffed Field Station in Borneo and plays a lead role the University's European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute and Medicines Discovery Institute.
Our integrated master’s degree in Biochemistry forms an excellent basis for a future career in scientific research. It also gives you the opportunity to develop science-specific and more general transferable skills which will be attractive to a wide range of both scientific and non-scientific employers.
Our Biochemistry graduates have gone on to a range of exciting and fulfilling careers in a variety of different fields, including biotechnology research and development, scientific publishing, pharmaceutical and biological industries, molecular biology, journalism, public service, and management. A Biochemistry qualification can also act as a stepping stone to further training in professional areas including teaching, medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary science and accounting.
In 2016/17, 93% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating.
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- This MBiochem course is full-time mode over four academic years (five including the Professional Training Year option), with 120 credits attained in each year. Year one is made up of six 20-credit modules, with three 40-credit modules taught in year two. In your third year you will study three 30 credit modules, along with a 30 credit Advanced Research Techniques module which encompasses advanced bioinformatics training and an integrated practical project.
- Year one modules involve lectures and supporting tutorials providing background theoretical knowledge as well as practical classes. Our various degree schemes share a common year one, which covers all aspects of the biosciences and has the big advantage of giving you flexibility of degree choice. Classes provide students with IT skills for biologists and an understanding of statistical analysis of data, and coursework is used to develop written and oral communication skills.
- 48 months
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DisciplinesChemistry Biology Biochemistry View 472 other Masters in Chemistry in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- AAA-AAB to include Biology or Chemistry. A pass in the practical element of the Science A level is normally required. Please note that General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
- Extended Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.
- IB Diploma with an overall score of 36-34 including grade 6 in Higher Level Biology or Chemistry OR IB Diploma with 666 at Higher Level including 6 in Biology or Chemistry.
International21950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21950 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
EU/EEA9000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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