• Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
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Overview

Biochemistry is the study of how cells work at molecular level. Together with the related field of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry provides important advances into understanding the molecular basis of life, and how alteration or disruption of these molecular pathways leads to disease processes.

This Biochemistry course from the University of Strathclyde  is for students who want to specialise in a single biomedical science. It’s particularly relevant if you want to pursue a research career.

In Years 1 to 4, you’ll follow the same curriculum as one of the joint Honours bioscience degrees. In Year 5, you’ll focus on developing research skills and knowledge. A significant part of this course is project-based.

Careers

You could be involved in the development of drugs, food processing, protecting the environment, fighting disease or even slowing down the ageing process.

Our graduates find jobs in the pharmaceutical, biotech and agrochemical industries, hospitals and public service laboratories, environmental centres, analytical and forensic science labs, universities, the scientific civil service and teaching at all levels.

Many students also continue on to postgraduate studies and research.

The transferable skills you gain from this course will not only prepare you for a career in science but also in areas such as finance, management, marketing, sales, business and media.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Being a Biomolecular Scientist 
  • Cells & their molecules
  • Organisms & Disease
  • Bio-Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Immunology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    73

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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General Requirements

HighersStandard entry requirements

  • Year 1 entry: AAAB or AABBC (Chemistry B, Biology/Human Biology B, Maths National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B; English National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B)
Advanced Highers
  • Year 2 entry: AB (Chemistry B, Biology/Human Biology B, in addition to requirements for Year 1 entry above)
A Levels
  • Year 1 entry: BBB (Chemistry B, Biology B, Maths GCSE B, English Language B or English Literature B)
  • Typical entry requirements: ABB
  • Year 2 entry: ABB (Chemistry and Biology (AB/BA), Maths and English as Year 1 entry)
  • Typical entry requirements: AAA

International Baccalaureate

  • IB: 34 (two science subjects Chemistry/Biology/Physics HL5, Maths SL5, English SL5 )

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19750 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Rest of UK

  • £9,250

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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