Biochemistry BSc

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Biochemistry BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 6,519 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 27,268

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Biochemistry is an incredibly complex field of study, with a wide range of well-developed specialisations and niche industries. It looks at the chemical reactions and interactions which underlie all living things. It seeks to understand how individual molecules are relevant to the organism as a whole, as well as how they interact as discrete units.

    A BSc in Biochemistry from McMaster University will give you an academic education, complete with a detailed theoretical understanding of the field and the practical laboratory skills you’ll need to succeed in any industrial or research role. You’ll also learn the critical thinning and analysis skills you’ll need to succeed in nearly any other field as well.

    The field of Biochemistry is never short on research opportunities, currently boasting programs in in:

    • Biotechnology
    • Enzyme mechanisms
    • Gene expression and development
    • Membranes and transport
    • Metabolic diseases
    • Molecular cell biology
    • Molecular evolution
    • Protein folding
    • Proteomics and bioinformatics
    • Signal transduction and regulation
    • Structural biology

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study.

    Modules Include:

    • Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory
    • Advanced Research Project in Biochemistry
    • Advanced Seminar in Biochemistry
    • Advanced Special Project in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
    • Advanced Summer Research Project in Biochemistry
    • Antibiotics and Antibiotic Targets
    • Applied Bioinformatics
    • Biochemistry I: Proteins, Lipids and Metabolism
    • Biochemistry II: Nucleic Acids and Biological Information Flow
    • Biochemistry Laboratory I & II
    • Bioinformatics
    • Biomedical Incubator Capstone Project
    • Computational Systems Biology
    • Genomics of Microbial Communities in Human Health and Beyond
    • Introduction to Biochemistry
    • Laboratory Course in Biochemical Techniques
    • Medical Biochemistry
    • Membrane Dynamics of the Cell Surface
    • Membrane Proteins: Structure, and Function
    • Organelles in Cell Function and Death
    • Protein Biosynthesis
    • Protein Trafficking in the Secretory & Endocytic Pathways
    • Proteins: from Structure to Proteomics
    • Regulation of Signalling Pathways
    • Research Opportunity Program
    • Research Project in Biochemistry
    • Research Readiness and Advancing Biomedical Discoveries
    • Special Project in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
    • Structural Biology: Principles and Practice
    • Structure and Function of the Nucleus
    • Summer Research in Biochemistry

    Learning And Teaching

    McMaster University’s Undergraduate programs are delivered primarily through lectures and seminars, though you will also attend laboratory skills workshops and special events. Some modules may be available as distance learning or blended learning programs.

    This program in particular offers access to one of the world’s foremost biochemical research faculties, and the opportunity to participate in projects of your own which may well come to redefine the field in the future.

    Career Possibilities

    This degree will prepare you for a wide range of careers. Not only will you be a fully trained graduate Biochemist with all the specialist and laboratory skills that implies, you’ll have a wide range of transferrable skills which could lead to a career anywhere in the life sciences or in a completely unrelated field. Of course, many students have gone on to MSc or other graduate level courses, both at McMaster and elsewhere.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have completed a university preparatory program at a senior secondary school, or the international equivalent. Continuing on to Level II (Honours) courses requires successful completion of Level I.

    All classes are taught in English unless otherwise noted, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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