BSc Biochemistry (C700)

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UCAS code C700
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £22,300 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Intercalation This course is available for intercalation

About BSc Biochemistry

Our Biochemistry course immerses you in groundbreaking research and gives you the opportunity to contribute to work that could have a significant impact on future generations. 

You can tailor the course 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.

This course is available for intercalation.

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Typical offer for BSc Biochemistry - applicants must meet one of the following

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
What is a 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
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and 5 at Higher Level in a core science/mathematics subject
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, and 15 credits at Merit, including both Chemistry and another science with 12 graded level 3 credits each at Distinction.
BTEC offer DDD in Applied Science plus A in A-level Chemistry
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in Chemistry and another science/maths subject, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall, with 8.5 in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Core science/ mathematics subjects include Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Mathematics and Further Mathematics

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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