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Biochemistry with Management and a Year in Industry/Research, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #9 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The BSc Biochemistry with Management and a Year in Industry/Research programme 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

This Biochemistry with Management and a Year in Industry/Research programme from Imperial College London enables you to study the first two years of the Biochemistry curriculum, followed by an integrated, 12-month placement and then a final year in Imperial College Business School.

All Biotechnology and Biochemistry students 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.

Between the second and third years of your degree you will have the chance to enhance your experience and knowledge by completing an integrated, 12-month placement in industry or a research organisation. 

This can be in a variety of areas, such as medical research, conservation biology, marine biology or the pharmaceutical industry. You will be expected to help the Department organise your placement, including identifying suitable employers to apply to.

Students from the Department have previously completed placements with:

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Oxford University
  • Novartis
  • Institute of Cancer Research
  • Natural History Museum

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 48 months
  • Credits
    240 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

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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General Requirements

A-levels

Minimum entry standards

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

International Baccalaureate

Minimum entry standards

  • 6 in Chemistry at higher level
  • 6 in Biology, Mathematics or Physics at higher level
Advanced Placements
  • 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 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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