Biochemistry is the molecular basis of life. It applies chemical principles to some of the most exciting problems in the life sciences industry. Biochemistry explains how drugs work, helps us understand what goes wrong in diseases, and enables ‘genetic engineering‘. Consequently, the subject is essential to drug discovery, biotechnology and biomedical research.
Biochemists investigate the structures, functions and biological roles of molecules involved in metabolism, cell signalling and the transmission of genetic information.
Students in the Biochemistry programme at Queen's University Belfast will explore the relevant analytical principles and techniques, and apply these in a research setting. You will understand collation, quantitative analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and the ability to problem solve.
Additional skills such as; personal and team skills, data management, presentation skills, career management planning and applying your degree in the workplace will also be covered.
Importantly, this integrated Masters programme, allows students to carry out Masters level research in their final year.
Studying Biochemistry at Queen‘s develops the core skills and employment related experiences that are valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions – particularly analytical and numerical skills.
Biochemists can gain employment in growth areas such as the biotechnology, food and pharmaceutical industries, biomedical research, the NHS and research and development in academia and industry. Approximately one third of our graduates go on to further study before entering specialist employment.
Although the majority of our graduates pursue careers in the molecular life sciences, significant numbers develop careers in a wide range of other sectors such as science communication, education, legal services, journalism, finance and management. The subject is also widely accepted for graduate entry to medical, dental, veterinary and pharmacy schools – an increasingly common route into these professions, with many universities in the UK and Ireland offering four-year graduate programmes.
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- Fundamentals of Chemistry
- Molecular Basis of Life
- Structure, Reactivity and Mechanism in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
- The World of Microorganisms
- Experimental Biochemistry
- Microorganisms in Action
- Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics
- Cell Biology
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- 48 months
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DisciplinesChemistry Biology Biochemistry View 652 other Bachelors in Chemistry in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.
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A level requirements
- AAB including Chemistry and Biology + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4
- AAA including Chemistry and at least one from Mathematics or Physics + GCSE Biology grade C/4 or GCSE Double Award Science grades CC/4,4 + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
- Where A-level Biology, Mathematics or Physics are not offered, A-levels in three other subjects including Chemistry and AS-level Biology would be considered.
- H2H3H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grade H2 and H3 in any order in Chemistry and Biology + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics
- H2H2H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grade H2 and H3 in any order in Chemistry and at least one from Mathematics or Physics + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Biology and Mathematics.
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International23100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23100 GBP per year during 48 months.
National4630 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4630 GBP per year during 48 months.
- Northern Ireland (NI) £4,630
- Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,630
- England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
- EU Other £23100
- International £23100
Living costs for Belfast
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