Biochemistry BSc

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Biochemistry BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 October 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,350

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Biochemistry is not just an exciting field, it is the foundation of several industries which are revolutionising the way we live, work and even eat. The University of Bedfordshire offers a degree that was designed from the ground up to make you a competitive applicant for the most sought after roles in the agricultural sector as well as the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

    You’ll learn about the biological processes which make humans, plants and animals tick, as well as about the microscopic life which is a larger part of the world than many imagine.

    Not only does this degree prepare you for a career in industry, it can be the first step in an academic career. The University of Bedfordshire offers a wide range of follow-on degrees at the Master’s level, as do many other fine institutions. Graduate entry into a medical or dental program might also be an option.

    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 program is typically delivered over three years at full time.

    Core Modules Include:

    • Biochemical Techniques And Skills
    • Biochemistry For Applications In Biotechnology
    • Biochemistry Research Project
    • Cell Biology And Pathophysiology
    • Chemistry And Molecular Genetics
    • Essential Skills In Biochemistry
    • Human Anatomy And Physiology
    • Metabolism And Immunology
    • Microbiology And Biochemistry
    • Molecular Biology And Genetic Engineering
    • Protein Structure And Function And Pharmacology
    • Systems Biology For Pharmaceutical And Biotechnology Innovations

    Your progress will be assessed in various ways, including reports, presentations, projects, portfolios, appraisals, writing and exams.

    You may also have the opportunity to learn about one or more of the industries which rely on the discipline of biochemistry by spending some time actually working at an industrial or academic research facility. You’ll gain real world experience as well as a set of skills specific to this competitive industry. Finally, you’ll be making the kind of professional contacts which could define your later career.

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Bedfordshire uses all of the teaching methods you’d expect from a modern institution of higher learning, including lectures, skills workshops and seminars. You’ll also spend a great deal of time interacting with members of the various biochemistry-related industries and working in state of the art biochemical laboratories. You’ll have the full academic support of the teaching staff, including a personal tutor who can advise you academically.

    Career Possiblities

    The University of Bedfordshire’s BSc program in Biochemistry was engineered specifically to make you a highly employable graduate. You’ll receive specific training in laboratory techniques, health and safety considerations as well as the legal and ethical frameworks of the relevant industries. You’ll also learn professional reporting and communication skills. The Careers and Employability Services Student Development team can help you arrange placements, internships and other employability boosts.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full BSc degree.

    Students must typically have been awarded 64 UCAS Tariff Points to apply. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. A good IELTS score would qualify, for example.

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