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Medical Biochemistry (Hons)

The University of Manchester

36 months
25000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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The Medical Biochemistry (Hons) course offered at The University of Manchester   looks at the functioning of normal and diseased organisms from a biochemical point of view.


You will receive a fundamental grounding in the principles of biochemistry, such as protein structure and function.

As you progress, optional course units may show you how biochemistry allows us to understand and treat diseases. Subject areas include the molecular biology of cancer, cell cycle control and genetic diseases.

This Medical Biochemistry (Hons) course offered at The University of Manchester is designed for biochemists considering a career in research into the biochemical basis of disease and therapeutic medicine.

Career opportunities

Many pharmaceutical and healthcare companies require well-trained medical biochemists, making this area a promising one for our graduates' careers.

Our graduates become key employees in the efforts of such companies to develop new drugs targeted against specific enzymes, hormone receptors or other biologically important molecules. 

As an alternative to entering industry directly, many medical biochemistry graduates continue their careers via a PhD programme, or by taking a specialist master's course in, for example, bioinformatics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Tutorials
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • From Molecules to Cells
  • Introduction to Laboratory Science
  • Introduction to Experimental Biology
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • Writing and Referencing Skills (online unit)
  • Body Systems
  • Drugs: From Molecules to Man
  • Chemistry for Bioscientists 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements


  • We require grades AAA-ABB, including Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics and Maths (the Hard Sciences). You must have a grade A in at least one Hard Science and pass the practical assessments in these subjects.
  • We normally require 3 full A-levels. We may exceptionally accept two AS-levels at grades AB or higher in place of the third non-science A-level. Applicants should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances.
International Baccalaureate
  • 36-33 points overall with 6,6,6 to 6,5,5 at Higher Level including Chemistry and another science subject, normally Biology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25000 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 Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
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