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Biochemistry (Hons)

University of St Andrews

48 months
Duration
25100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The BSc Biochemistry (Hons) at the University of St Andrews entails the study of the biochemical mechanisms involved in all life processes covering a broad spectrum of fields, from viral replication to neurobiology.

Overview

The BSc Biochemistry (Hons) at the University of St Andrews is a four-year course run by the School of Biology. Students are provided with high-tech equipment, laboratories and expertise to facilitate learning and to develop the skillset of a modern biochemist.

In the first two years of your degree, you will be introduced to core material relevant to all Biology degree programmes such as animal and plant biology, molecular biology, cell biology and genetics.

Learning outcomes

Alongside Biology, in the first year of your studies, you will be required to study an additional two subjects. In the second year you will usually carry on at least one of these subjects, sometimes two. Find out more about more about how academic years are organised.

In third year, there is a shift from core, broad-themed modules to more specialised modules that allow students to prepare for their Honours degree. In fourth year students continue specific research in their chosen area through student-led, inquiry-based learning.

The University of St Andrews operates on a flexible modular degree system by which degrees are obtained through the accumulation of credits. More information on the structure of the modules system can be found on the flexible degree structure webpage.

Careers

Graduates with a degree in a biology-related subject are in high demand and are keenly sought after by institutions including the government, universities, research centres and major companies.

Biochemistry graduates have gone on to find success in a wide variety of careers including:

  • researchers in academia and the pharmaceutical, biomedical industries
  • researchers and advisers in government
  • journalists
  • advisers, researchers and managers in the National Health Service
  • teachers
  • forensic scientists
  • management consultants
  • marketing and advertising experts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Research Methods in Biology
  • Gene Regulation
  • Bioenergetics
  • Infection and Disease
  • Membranes and Cell Communication

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline - 29 January for UK students

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • SQA Highers: AAAB, including Biology (or Human Biology) and Chemistry
  • GCE A-Levels: AAB, including Biology (or Human Biology) and Chemistry
  • IB points: 36, including HL6 in Biology and Chemistry

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 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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