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University of Westminster Biochemistry BSc Honours
University of Westminster

Biochemistry BSc Honours

London, United Kingdom

3 Years

English

Full time

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GBP 15,400 / per year *

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* international | UK: £9,250

Introduction

Our Biochemistry BSc will give you the skills and knowledge to establish yourself in a range of careers related to biochemistry, including the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology industries.

Biochemistry is a pivotal degree discipline and a fundamental part of all the biological sciences. It is the study of living systems at the molecular level, and biochemists study the ways in which cells and organisms are formed. This involves examining the structure and function of molecules found in living systems, as well as experimental investigations of the properties of biological systems ranging in complexity from cell extracts to whole organisms, and elucidating the roles of specific genes in the cells in which they are expressed.

The foundation of our course is our thriving research in diverse areas of biochemistry, including biotechnology, cancer biology, membrane transport, molecular diagnostics and therapeutics, plant biochemistry, and protein structure.

In this degree, you'll gain a sound foundation in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and analytical biochemical techniques.

Your laboratory and research skills will be developed throughout your degree, culminating in your final-year project in which you'll undertake original research of your own.

Top reasons to study with us

  • Satisfied students – 100% of our Biochemistry BSc students were satisfied with the quality of the course. (Source: Discover Uni – site accessed in November 2020)
  • Learn the fundamentals – Gain a solid grounding in biochemistry as well as the skills you'll need to expand on your subject knowledge and keep pace with new developments
  • Gain research skills – Our course will equip you to work as a researcher in the field of biochemistry. You'll benefit from a strong programme of laboratory sessions as well as hands-on training in bioinformatics
  • Prepare for your career – Studying biochemistry will equip you for a career in a range of areas including the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, biomedicine, environmental sustainability and food security

Why study this course?

  • Learn the fundamentals
    Studying our degree, you'll gain a solid grounding in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and analytical biochemical techniques.
  • Build your skillset
    You'll develop skills in a range of laboratory and other research techniques, as well as get hands-on training in bioinformatics.
  • Fantastic London location
    Our central London location means that you'll be perfectly placed to take advantage of career and collaboration opportunities in the city.

Professional accreditation

The Biochemistry BSc Honours is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Graduates from this accredited programme benefit from associate membership of the Royal Society of Biology, which opens up networks at a crucial time when applying for jobs and provides a foundation from which to apply for CBiol (Chartered Biologist).

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