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B.Sc. On Campus

Biochemistry

Queen's University Belfast

36 months
Duration
21400 GBP/year
4530 GBP/year
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About

The Biochemistry programme at Queen's University Belfast enables students to gain an understanding of the concepts and theories relating to Biochemistry and the application of a range of practical laboratory skills. Students will explore the relevant analytical principles and techniques, and apply these in a research setting. 

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Overview

Biochemistry is the molecular basis of life. It applies chemical principles to some of the most exciting problems in the life sciences industry, 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.

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.

Career Prospects

Studying Biochemistry programme at Queen's University Belfast 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Structure, Reactivity and Mechanism in Organic and Bio-organic Chemistry
  • The Molecular Basis of Life
  • The World of Microorganisms
  • Experimental Biochemistry
  • Microorganisms in Action
  • Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics
  • Cell Biology 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 26 January - the 'equal consideration' deadline for this course.

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A level requirements

  • BBB including Chemistry and Biology + GCSE Mathematics grade C

OR

  • ABB including Chemistry and at least one from Mathematics or Physics + GCSE Biology grade C or GCSE Double Award Science grades CC + GCSE Mathematics grade C.
  • 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.

Irish leaving certificate requirements

  • H3H3H3H3H4H4/H3H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grade H3 in Chemistry and Biology + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21400 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4530 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £4,530
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,530
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
  • EU Other £21,400
  • International £21,400

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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