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Biochemistry with Foundation (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
In this Biochemistry with Foundation (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster, you will gain a sound foundation in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and analytical biochemical techniques.
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Overview

Biochemistry is a pivotal degree discipline in the modern world and a fundamental part of all the biological sciences. Biochemistry is the study of living systems at the molecular level, and biochemists study the ways in which cells and organisms are formed. This involves examining the structure and function of molecules found in living systems, as well as experimental investigations of the properties of biological systems ranging in complexity from cell extracts to whole organisms, and elucidating the roles of specific genes in the cells in which they are expressed.

This Biochemistry with Foundation (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster will give you the skills and knowledge to establish yourself in a range of careers related to biochemistry, including the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology industries. The foundation of the course is our thriving research in diverse areas of biochemistry including biotechnology, cancer biology, membrane transport, molecular diagnostics and therapeutics, plant biochemistry, and protein structure.

Your laboratory and research skills will be developed throughout your degree, culminating in your final-year project in which you will undertake original research of your own.

Learning and teaching opportunities are a mixture of face-to-face teaching (lectures, seminars, tutorials and practicals), independent work, laboratory work and online support activities.

Career Path

Biochemistry graduates work in a wide range of areas including the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, biomedicine, environmental sustainability and food security.

You will be able to develop your own interests and aspirations in these areas during your degree by taking modules such as Medical Physiology, Systems Pharmacology, Contemporary Global Issues, Medical Genetics in Practice, Advanced Pharmacology & Toxicology, Global Ethics, Designing a Sustainable World and Applied Biotechnology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology and Human Biology
  • Bioscience in Action
  • Chemistry
  • Critical Thinking for Academic and Professional Development
  • Introduction to Academic Practice
  • Application of Biological Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Cell Biology
  • Fundamentals of Pharmacology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • Exploring the Microbial World
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Medical Genetics in Practice
  • Medical Physiology
  • Metabolic Biochemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    54

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General Requirements

  • A levels – DDE to CDD
  • International Baccalaureate – 24 points. We also welcome applications from students taking the IB Career related Programme
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – MPP to MMP
  • BTEC Diploma – MM to DM
  • Access – 64 to 80 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 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.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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