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Biochemistry Degrees in the UK

Biochemistry Degrees

Biochemistry is fundamentally the branch of science that brings together both chemistry and biology. It is often practised inside a laboratory and occurs when chemical processes are used to solve biological problems related to living organisms.

Lots of people decide to study biochemistry due to the great effects it can have on the world and the environment, and the variety of life sciences it allows students to explore. Students have the choice of studying biochemistry at the undergraduate or postgraduate level, with multiple study modes available.

The most common biochemistry degree is an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree. This type of degree takes three years of full time study to complete and they are heavily focused on the principles of chemistry and biology. Common topics covered throughout a biochemistry degree include cell biology, structure of molecules, neurobiology, biochemical techniques, enzymology and microbiology.

In the latter stages of the program students will be able to specialise in various areas of biochemistry that they are particularly interested in. Some programs also allow for students to study a four year course with a year abroad, or a year in the industry.

Other degree types include postgraduate courses which can take as little as 12 months to complete. Normally, students would be required to take an undergraduate degree in biochemistry in order to gain entry to a postgraduate degree. There is also the option to study a foundation degree in biochemistry, or to study biochemistry as part of a combined degree program.

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

Biochemistry degrees in the UK in 2024

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Biochemistry with a Sandwich Year BSc (Hons)

University of Kent United Kingdom

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Biochemistry BSc

University of Sheffield United Kingdom

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Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

University of Reading United Kingdom

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Biochemistry BSc (Hons), MSci

Sheffield Hallam University United Kingdom

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Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

University of Hull United Kingdom

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Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

University of Hertfordshire (UH) United Kingdom

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Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry) BSc

Brunel University London United Kingdom

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Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

Kingston University London United Kingdom

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Biochemistry (Mbio) MBio

University of Warwick United Kingdom

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