Gain a fundamental understanding of life processes at a molecular level. You’ll be prepared for a career examining the molecular basis of life.
Biochemistry involves solving biological problems through an understanding of the molecular basis of life. You will develop your knowledge, techniques and understanding at a fundamental level, preparing you for a wide range of academic, industrial and medically related careers.
In the first year, you’ll study a broad introduction to biosciences. This will give you a foundation from which you will have the option to specialise in specific areas, such as neuroscience, cellular molecular biology, genomics and biotechnology. You will also gain hands-on experience of practical scientific techniques in dedicated undergraduate laboratories, as well as access to specialist technology in research labs.
In the final year, you’ll undertake a research project, giving you first-hand experience as a researcher. Research areas include infection and immunity, industrial biotechnology, neuroscience and developmental biology. You'll learn from academics who are world-class experts in their field.
You’ll graduate with a solid foundation for further study or graduate roles where a broader knowledge of molecular biosciences is needed. The academic and key skills you'll develop mean you will also be prepared for a wide range of alternative careers.
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You’ll learn from researchers who specialise in different areas of the biosciences, including cell and developmental biology, evolution and biodiversity, infection and immunity, and medical and industrial biotechnology. Their international collaborations and interdisciplinary research activities feed directly into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.
You will undertake practical classes in our well-equipped teaching laboratories, and will have access to specialist technology in a dedicated computer laboratory for bioinformatics.
You’ll be supported during your studies by regular small group tutorials and one-to-one meetings with a Personal Tutor. 91% of biosciences students agreed they were able to contact staff when they needed to (National Student Survey 2017).
You will develop the knowledge and skills enabling you to work in a variety of fields. These could include industries such as pharmaceutical, education, environment and biotechnology. You’ll also be well suited to roles in agricultural, medical and chemical laboratories. Many of our graduates choose to go on to postgraduate study in preparation for academic or industry-based research careers.
The range of skills developed whilst taking a biosciences degree equips you for many other graduate careers, for example, business management and science teaching.
Find out more about what our graduates go on to do.