Study two of the fundamentals of biotechnology and medicine. You'll learn about proteins, enzymes, hormones and receptors, the structure and expression of genes, inheritance and mutations. We'll also show you the various ways that biochemistry and genetics can be applied to major challenges affecting humanity today, from understanding and treating a range of diseases, feeding a global population sustainably and how new drugs are designed.
From your first year, you'll study modules that span the molecular biosciences covering biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and molecular biology. Alongside these modules, you'll have the freedom to explore complementary topics across the breadth of bioscience, such as biomedicine, plant science, evolution and conservation, so you'll have the option to study biochemistry and genetics in greater depth, keep your interests broad or switch to another biosciences degree programme.
No matter what modules you choose to study, you'll gain experience that make our graduates attractive to employers, including project management, problem solving, communication skills and data analysis.
We'll give you plenty of opportunities to apply your new skills and knowledge too. You'll be in the lab completing in-depth practicals across molecular genetics, DNA manipulation and protein structure analysis and you'll get the chance to use cutting-edge equipment to run your own in-depth research projects in an area such as clinical diagnostics or brewing biotechnology.
Whether you choose to focus on biochemistry and genetics or study a range of topics across the molecular biosciences and beyond, your personal tutor will assist you in tailoring your degree to your interests and career goals.
If you want to study this course but don't meet the entry requirements our Biosciences (with Foundation Year) could be for you. After successfully completing the one year programme, you'll progress onto the first year of one of our bioscience degrees.
This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology which shows employers that you've developed the practical skills and scientific knowledge that they're looking for.Royal Society of Biology (RSB)