B.Sc. On Campus

Medical Biochemistry (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

36 months
16000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The B.S. in Medical Biochemistry (Hons) at University of Huddersfield is ideal for those students that are considering a biological sciences degree and like the idea of focusing on a field that has made major contributions to the development of new drugs and the treatment of diseases.


About the Medical Biochemistry (Hons) program offered by University of Huddersfield

The course helps open up all kinds of opportunities in medical research, the pharmaceutical industry and wider areas of healthcare. When it comes to our understanding of the molecular processes that cause degenerative disease and cancer, biochemistry has played a truly vital role. It is groundbreaking work in this field that has led to our knowledge of the structure of DNA, RNA and proteins and that holds the promise of further breakthroughs in treatment in the future.

  • This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.
  • During this course you’ll be able to build your own knowledge and skills to develop a firm foundation in the molecular and cellular aspects of biology and the principles of drug action.
  • As your studies with us progress, you’ll begin to focus on disease processes in modules such as epidemiology and pharmacology, paving the way for investigating more advanced topics such as molecular medicine and metabolic disease in your final year.
  • You will focus not only on theory, but will also gain practical, hands-on experience. In the lab sessions you’ll be able to get to grips with modern, scientific equipment and in your third year you can choose to try out your skills for real during a supervised work placement. It’s all designed to help get you ready for a successful career beyond graduation.
  • As a student on this course you’ll be able to apply for undergraduate membership of the Biochemical Society and The Physiological Society (UK). You’ll also be eligible for student affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Biology and upon successful graduation be eligible to apply for one year associate membership, this can help open up networks at a crucial time when applying for jobs.

In the third year of this course, you’ll get the chance to step out of the classroom and into the real world on an optional placement year working for an organisation related to your areas of interest. This is when you’ll really be able to see your knowledge in action, pick up invaluable skills for your future career and boost your employability to help you hit the ground running after graduation.

You could stay to do your placement in the UK or experience a new culture and work abroad for one year. Where could this year take you?

Previous students in the Biological Sciences subject area have undertaken placements with Abcam plc, the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, Pfizer, Solvay (Novecare), The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Germany) and Sooam Biotech Research Foundation (South Korea).


Graduates from our Biological Sciences courses can consider a wide range of career options in areas such as medical research, the NHS, molecular sciences, medical genetics, pharmaceuticals, developing scientific patents, medical sales or marketing, medical writing and teaching.

Previous graduates have gone on to work in roles such as Microbiologist at CREH Analytical Ltd, Biomedical Scientist at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Research Assistant at Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, Laboratory Analyst at ALS Environmental Ltd and Healthcare Scientist at Public Health England.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Biochemistry 
  • Physiology: Structure and Function
  • Analytical Science 
  • Research Skills
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Aspects of Drug Action 
  • Genomes and Evolution
  • Cell Biology
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Advanced Physiology
  • Mechanisms and Pathology of Cancer and other Chronic Diseases
  • Applied Molecular Genetics
  • Immunology and Infection 
  • Genomics 
  • Medical Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits

360-480 (if you choose not to take the supervised work experience year)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Apply through UCAS

  • BBC at A Level including a grade B in Chemistry, plus C in another relevant Science subject. 
  • Practical work 
  • 112 UCAS tariff points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade B in Chemistry at A Level, plus C in another relevant Science subject or from International Baccalaureate qualifications which should include relevant science subjects.
  • DMM in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science or in Health and Social Care accompanied by another Science A Level at grade C or above.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits at Merit or above to include modules in relevant science subjects.
If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 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 Huddersfield

600 - 1000 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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