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Biochemistry (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Highlights of Biochemistry (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham

  • Expand your study through a wide choice of optional modules, including subjects from other schools such as languages or business
  • Gain substantial laboratory experience from year one and contribute to real research during your final year project
  • Travel while you learn, with opportunities to study abroad in your second year
  • Have a large percentage of your learning based in a Medical School with academic staff who have an interest in human biochemistry

You’ll study a broad curriculum of biochemistry, covering cell biology, molecular genetics, biotechnology, metabolism and nutrition. This breadth of knowledge provides opportunities for a variety of careers in industry or research. 

Careers

On completion of the course, you will have developed a thorough understanding of the fundamental aspects of cell biology, biochemistry, and genetics. Your research skills will be at a level that allows you to compete for the best postgraduate positions. Throughout the course you will have built up a range of transferable skills in presentation, interpretation and criticism of scientific data. These are all skills valued by employers. 

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Cambridge Bioscience: technical sales (medical research)
  • EY: audit trainee
  • Essex and Suffolk Water: water quality scientist
  • Inpharmation: business development consultant (pharmaceuticals)
  • NHS: biomedical scientist
  • Retroscreen Virology Ltd: project administrator (medical research)
  • Succinct: assistant editor (media and communications)
  • Vectura: scientist (pharmaceutical industry)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Skills in Biochemistry
  • Genes, Molecules and Cells
  • Fundamental Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
  • Life on Earth
  • Evoultion, Ecology and Behaviour 
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience
  • Human Physiology
  • Structure, Function and Analysis of Proteins
  • Signals and Metabolic Regulation
  • Structure, Function and Analysis of Genes
  • Higher Skills in Biochemistry

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    87

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A level offer: AAB
  • Chemistry and at least one other science subject at A level (biology preferred). A pass is required in science practical tests, if assessed separately. GCSE English language and maths at grade 4 or above are also required
  • IB score 34 (5/6 in chemistry and another science, in any order, at Higher Level)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22620 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of bursaries and scholarships. These funds can provide you with an additional source of non-repayable financial help.

International/EU students

Our International Baccalaureate Diploma Excellence Scholarship is available for select students paying overseas fees who achieve 38 points or above in the International Baccalaureate Diploma. We also offer a range of High Achiever Prizes for students from selected countries, schools and colleges to help with the cost of tuition fees.

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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