36 months
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24600 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The Biochemistry (Hons) programme from the University of Birmingham offers you the chance to specialise in areas such as Biology, Chemistry and Medicine.

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Overview

If you are fascinated by the molecular world, and wish to pursue a career in an area with a direct and growing impact on key societal issues, BSc Biochemistry at Birmingham is a great place to start. We put a particular emphasis on practical training and developing transferable skills that will be invaluable in a wide range of professional settings.

With its specialist degree options, the Biochemistry (Hons) programme from the University of Birmingham  offers a fantastic opportunity to explore living organisms from a molecular and cellular perspective. Starting with the foundations of chemistry, cell biology and genetics and leading you right up to cutting-edge research questions in the final year which could see you working in one of our high-technology facilities, such as analysing metabolites using mass spectrometry in the Phenome Centre.

This programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers.

Typical Careers

Advances in the biosciences are having a profound impact on our daily lives in areas from human health to conservation. Biotechnology, biological pharmaceuticals, and personalised medicine are key growth areas in the health sector. Over the next decade our increasing understanding of how genomes are regulated will revolutionise how we interact with the natural world. Environmental remediation, climate change and related themes pose multi-faceted challenges for the coming decades. Expert knowledge in biology and the life sciences will be in high demand for the foreseeable future, with excellent prospects for exciting and rewarding careers in research, education, media, industry, the NHS and the public sector.

A significant number of our graduates choose to take a further degree, a postgraduate Masters or PhD. For many career paths, a further degree is an essential stepping-stone, including (but not limited to) careers in research. While many of our graduates remain in Birmingham and join one of our prestigious research groups, they are also highly sought after by universities around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Proteins and Enzymes 
  • Membranes, Energy and Metabolism 
  • Molecular Biology and its Applications 
  • Chemistry for Biochemists 
  • Communications and Skills in Biosciences

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Number of A levels required:

  • 3
Typical offer:
  • AAB
Required subjects and grades:
  • A level Chemistry and a second science°. Minimum of five GCSEs to include Mathematics, English and double award science at grade 4/C.

BTEC

  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science with sufficient Biology and Chemistry content is only accepted when combined with an A level in a required subject. Grades D*D*D* required in addition to grade B in a required subject A level.
  • BTEC Diploma accepted when combined with two acceptable A levels (Chemistry plus a second science°).
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is not accepted.

Access to HE

  • Access to HE (Science) with sufficient Biology and Chemistry content is considered. Contact Admissions Team for details.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 6, 6, 5 in Higher level subjects plus 32 points overall. Higher level subjects need to include the required subjects as defined for the A-level qualification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24600 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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