36 months
25670 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Study two of the fundamentals of biotechnology and medicine. You’ll learn about proteins, enzymes, hormones and receptors, the structure and expression of genes, inheritance and mutations. We offer a bachelor degree in Biochemistry and Genetics at the University of Sheffield.  

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We’ll also show you the various ways that biochemistry and genetics can be applied to major challenges affecting humanity today, from understanding and treating a range of diseases, feeding a global population sustainably and how new drugs are designed.

Key Features  

  • Alongside these modules, you’ll have the freedom to explore complementary topics across the breadth of bioscience, such as biomedicine, plant science, evolution and conservation, so you’ll have the option to study biochemistry and genetics in greater depth, keep your interests broad or even switch to another degree programme within the biosciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practical Molecular Bioscience 
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology 
  • Science Challenge: Breaking Boundaries

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

  • A Levels + additional qualifications | ABB, including Chemistry and another science + B in a relevant EPQ; ABB, including Chemistry and another science + A in Core Maths
  • International Baccalaureate | 34, with 6,5 in Higher Level Chemistry and another science
  • BTEC | Interim-Reformed: DD in Applied Science + A Level grade A in a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Maths and Further Maths) + interview. 
  • Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers | AAABB + AB, including Chemistry and another science
  • Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels | B + AA, including Chemistry and another science 
  • Access to HE Diploma | 60 credits overall in a relevant subject with Distinctions in 36 Level 3 credits, including Chemistry and Biology units, plus Merits in 9 Level 3 credits. Applicants are also interviewed.
  • Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25670 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25670 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 Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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