48 months
25670 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Our four-year BSc covers the structure and function of biological systems at the molecular level. You’ll do a year-long, paid work placement as part of your Biochemistry with a Year in Industry degree at University of Sheffield. 

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Our Biochemistry with a Year in Industry students at University of Sheffield  have found placements at global pharmaceutical companies such as GSK, Pfizer and Unilever, but your placement doesn't have to be in the lab. You could look outside the bioscience industry in areas including market research, communications or business development. 

Key Features 

  • A placement is a great opportunity to test out a career path and many students are offered a graduate-level job at the end. You'll pay reduced fees for the year you're on placement and you'll still have the support you need from your tutor and the University.
  • During your time at Sheffield, you'll study proteins, enzymes, hormones and receptors and learn about the various ways that biochemistry can be applied to major challenges affecting humanity today, from how we sustainably feed a global population, to healthy ageing and how new drugs are designed. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Practical Molecular Bioscience 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Biostructures, Energetics and Synthesis
  • Genes, Genomes and Chromosomes
  • Genetics 
  • Microbiology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Levels + additional qualifications | ABB, including Chemistry and another science + B in a relevant EPQ; ABB, including Chemistry and another science + A in Core Maths
  • International Baccalaureate | 34, with 6,5 in Higher Level Chemistry and another science
  • BTEC | Interim-Reformed: DD in Applied Science + A Level grade A in a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Maths and Further Maths) + interview. 
  • Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels | B + AA, including Chemistry and another science
  • Access to HE Diploma | 60 credits overall in a relevant subject with Distinctions in 36 Level 3 credits, including Chemistry and Biology units, plus Merits in 9 Level 3 credits. Applicants are also interviewed. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25670 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25670 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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