On this course, you gain experience in an external research laboratory as a salaried employee in year three before rejoining the final year of your degree. At the end of your placement you will write a report outlining the research you have undertaken, which will be assessed as part of your degree. Our students find placements within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors in the UK, as well as at research institutes in the UK and overseas.
In recognition of the academic excellence and research training provided by the Biochemistry with Study in Industry degree, it is one of the first in the UK to be accredited by the Society of Biology.
Biochemistry is a scientific discipline with the ultimate aim to understand life's processes at a molecular level. Broadly, it encompasses:
Our teaching at Bristol is informed by a wealth of wide-ranging and cutting-edge research, ensuring our undergraduate students receive rigorous and relevant tuition.
The school's research groups investigate some of the major challenges in modern biochemistry, using problem-solving approaches ranging from a detailed examination of these biological processes at the level of single molecules, through to exploring the complex organisation of cells and whole organisms.
You can apply until:
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You will undertake a full-time research placement. These placements are usually paid and are undertaken in either the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries or in a research institute.
You will cover a wide range of topics at an advanced level, with the emphasis on current developments. You will study the following lecture-based units:
You will also study the Core Skills unit which includes two pieces of independent project work: the practical project and the literary project.
Our Biochemistry courses will be ideally suited for you if you have a strong interest in experimental work and biomedical research and are a motivated independent learner. Good numeracy skills are essential.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade C):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
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