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Biochemistry with a Year in Industry - Research, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #9 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Biochemistry with a Year in Industry - Research programme from Imperial College London aims to understand the behaviour of living systems from the level of cells up to whole organisms and ecosystems.
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Overview

This Biochemistry with a Year in Industry - Research programme from Imperial College London offers you the opportunity to complete an integrated, 12-month placement in industry or a research organisation between the second and third years of your degree.

All Biological Sciences students follow the same core modules for the first year, covering the basic areas of biology alongside key scientific skills. This gives you a solid grounding in the fundamental topics, and prepares you for advanced study.

In the second year you study applied biology and genetics, then begin to specialise through optional modules.

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.

Obtaining a placement is competitive, and students normally need to be on track for at least a 2:1 in order to be eligible. You may need to apply to multiple employers and take part in recruitment activities such as interviews.

Students from the Department have previously completed placements with:

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Oxford University
  • Novartis
  • Institute of Cancer Research

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:

  • Genome Scientist, Illumina
  • PhD student, Sir Francis Crick Institute
  • Communications Manager, Orangutan Project, Borneo
  • Investment Analyst, JP Morgan
  • Clinical Data Manager, Institute of Cancer Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    150 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Chemistry and Microbiology
  • Biology of Organisms
  • Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Applied Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Bacterial Physiology

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.

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General Requirements

A-levels

Minimum entry standards

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

International Baccalaureate

Minimum entry standards

  • 6 in Biology at higher level
  • 6 in Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics at higher level
Advanced Placements
  • 5 in Biology
  • 5 in Chemistry, Physics (B or C) or Calculus (AB or BC)
  • 5 in another subject

Tuition Fee

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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