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Biochemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) ,
The Biochemistry course from University of Bristol immerses you in groundbreaking research and gives you the opportunity to contribute to work that could have a significant impact on future generations. 

About

You can tailor the Biochemistry course from University of Bristol to suit your interests across all years by combining your study of biochemistry with a choice of options. In the first year these include anatomy, pathology, microbiology, pharmacology and physiology.

Your second year combines biochemistry and molecular genetics with a choice of units, such as neurophysiology, infection and immunity, mathematics and languages.

In the final year you will select from a choice of advanced options in biochemistry, such as synthetic biology, neurobiochemistry and cancer.

Your third-year research project will involve collaboration with internationally renowned scientists on pioneering work. Our students recently collaborated on the development of a technique for the manufacture of red blood cells from human stem cells, and on the molecular modification of an antibiotic, increasing the range of infections it can treat.

We focus on the development of your practical and research skills throughout the first two years. We also offer summer studentships and subject-specific employability and enterprise sessions.

Teaching

The typical percentage of time spent in different learning activities for this course based on student choices.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biological Chemistry: Molecules of Life
  • Biochemistry: Cellular Composition
  • Anatomical Science
  • Fundamentals of Molecular Microbiology
  • Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Normal and Tumour Cells
  • Disease and Defence
  • Pharmacology 

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: AAA including Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject or A AB including A in Chemistry and B in another core science/mathematics subject
  • A-level Contextual offer: AAC including AA in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject or ABB including A in Chemistry and B in another core science/mathematics subject
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and a core science/mathematics subject
  • Cambridge Pre-U offer: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A  is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 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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  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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