What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Cell Structure and Function

  • Organic Chemistry and the Analytical Approach

  • Insight into Biochemistry and Scientific Skills

  • Principles of Genetics

  • Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

Optional modules

  • Chemistry's Global Challenge

  • Biology's Global Challenge 1

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Molecular Genetics and Proteomics

  • Synthesis and Analysis

  • Biochemistry and Scientific Skills 1

  • Molecular Cell Biology

  • Synthesis and Measurement

  • Biochemistry and Scientific Skills 2

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Reviews in Biochemistry

  • Applied Molecular Biology and Regulation of Gene Expression

  • Characterising Chemistry

  • Biochemistry Group Project

Optional modules

  • Analytical and Forensic Chemistry 2

  • Topics in Biochemistry

  • Muscle Fitness and Failure

"I always found Biochemistry more interesting then the actual medical sciences and that is why I chose to study Biochemistry at Hull."

Sam Rimmer

More about this course

The Biochemistry degree at Hull covers the fundamentals of chemistry and biology so that you can appreciate the fascinating interface between the two that leads to the complexity of life. You will be taught by world-leading staff who engage in a wide range of research. Our department was responsible for breakthroughs such as the application of Lab on a Chip to personalised medicine, ensuring that cutting edge science feeds directly into your course.

The new £6 million state-of-the-art Allam Building, which links our biology and chemistry departments, is at the heart of biochemistry at the University. Our chemistry and biology departments don't just research cutting-edge science, they also innovate with their teaching. We use a whole range of 21st century teaching techniques, including lectures incorporating audience response systems, to give you a thorough grounding in scientific method and problem solving, enabling graduates to confidently work in the rapidly growing biochemical industry, or go on to further academic studies.

The foundation English year has been designed for international students to prepare for university-level study in a British environment. The option of a foundation year is ideal for students who do not have the academic background for direct entry to a degree. There is a three year BSc study option and two four year MBiochem options including an opportunity for an industrial work placement. Biochemistry at Hull is extremely highly rated, and since the National Student Survey was introduced it has consistently scored well above 90% for student satisfaction.

Teaching and Learning
Scheduled
Placement
independent

First year

25%

75%

Second year

31%

69%

Final year

27%

73%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

51%

28%

21%

Second year

51%

28%

21%

Final year

54%

23%

23%

Excellent job prospects - 94% of our students are in work or study six months after graduating. (HESA 2017)

Be inspired by leaders in the field including members of the team that gave the world LCD displays

Cutting edge facilities include synthesis laboratories, a state-of-the-art microscopy suite, NMR, microfluidic fabrication facilities and mass spectrometry facilities.

Industry links include projects with AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, RB (formerly Reckitt-Benckiser), Schlumberger and Unilever.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from 

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
  • Applicants should have an A level or BTEC in Biology and Chemistry/Applied Science at Grade C/Merit or above. Applicants taking the reformed A-level must also Pass the practical element.

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications

  • IB Diploma: 28 points, including 5 in HL Chemistry and Biology
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with minimum of 23 credits at merit including Chemistry/Physical Science modules.

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £16,000

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

Our graduates are highly sought-after by the extensive and growing bioscience industry, as well as the thriving biotech and pharmaceutical industries throughout the world because of the emphasis on collaboration and problem solving on our Biochemistry degree.

You will receive excellent training in fundamental scientific principles, in laboratory work, teamwork and organisational skills, computing skills and self-discipline. It is these invaluable qualities that make our graduates so attractive to the job market as a whole.

Our MBiochem courses are designed for students who wish to become professional scientists in academia and industry. They give graduates the very best opportunities for employment and postgraduate study.

There are also plenty of ways you can use a Biochemistry degree in other careers. For example, there are opportunities in the legal and publishing professions which require in-depth scientific knowledge. You’ll also develop skills highly valued by employers which are transferable to almost any profession.