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Biochemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #8 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The BSc Biochemistry course from Imperial College London covers all aspects of the applied biochemistry and biotechnology industries, including commercialising technology, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property and patents, with lectures and case studies from business leaders and academics.
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Overview

All Biochemistry students from Imperial College London follow the same core modules for the first two years, including biological chemistry, molecular biology, integrative cell biology and genes and genomics. This gives you a solid grounding in the fundamental topics, and prepares you for advanced study.

Transfer between courses

A student using zebrafish larvae to investigate inflammatory immune responses.The structure of the Department's courses means that transfer between different Biotechnology and Biochemistry degrees is usually possible up until the end of the second year. 

  • Transfer onto Language for Science courses must be completed at the very start of the first year.
  • Transfer onto Year in Industry/Research courses should be completed at the start of the second year to allow time to arrange a suitable placement.
  • It is not possible to transfer onto one of the Biological Sciences degrees from a Biochemistry or Biotechnology degree.
  • Transfer onto the Management Year is subject to approval from the Imperial College Business School; and academic performance in the first two years of the degree (students should be working to a 2:1 standard by the end of their second year).

Careers

Life sciences graduates enjoy excellent career opportunities. Most of our graduates study for a higher degree in life sciences and many follow careers in the field, particularly in the research and management areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, biomedical science, food technology, agrisciences, and pest, disease and environmental management.

Similar opportunities exist for life scientists in government and independent laboratories involved in medical research, public health, forensic investigation, disease research, conservation, and pollution. Some of our graduates also go on to work in medical careers, become teachers, or even work in the media.

Recent graduates of the Department have become:

  • Research Officer, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Television Researcher, BBC
  • Fungicide Biochemist, Syngenta
  • Analyst, Deutsche Bank
  • PhD student, Cambridge University

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Chemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Proteins and Enzymes
  • Genes and Genomics
  • Integrative Cell Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

A-levels

Minimum entry standards

The minimum entry standardentry is AAA overall, to include:

  • A in Chemistry
  • A in Biology, Mathematics or Physics
  • A in another subject

International Baccalaureate

Minimum entry standards

The minimum entry standard entry is 38 points overall, to include:

  • 6 in Chemistry at higher level
  • 6 in Biology, Mathematics or Physics at higher level

Advanced Placements

The minimum requirement for this course is grades 5, 5, 5 to include:

  • 5 in Chemistry
  • 5 in Biology, Physics (1 or 2 or C) or Calculus (AB or BC)
  • 5 in another subject (excluding Art, Music and languages other than English)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33000 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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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