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Undergraduate

Biochemistry

BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

Semester 1 core module

  • Preparing for Learning in Higher Education
  • Foundation of Chemistry 1

Semester 1 optional modules (choose one)

  • Foundation Maths 1
  • Foundation of Maths A

Semester 2 core module

  • Cellular and Molecular Basis of Biology
  • Foundation of Chemistry 2

Semester 2 optional modules (choose one)

  • Foundation of Maths 2
  • Foundation of Maths B 

Integrated Masters with an Industrial Placement

MBiochem students who are spending a year in industry will also complete the following modules whilst working.

  • Topics in Core Biochemistry
  • Topics in Applied Biochemistry
  • Industrial Experience Project Report
  • Industrial Professional Skills

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £16,000

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £10,670


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

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 2,000 hours per year

Teaching and learning

BSc Biochemistry (with Foundation Year) and BSc Biochemistry

Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
FY  33%  0%  67%
Y1  25%  0%  75%
Y2  31%  0%  69%
Final  27%  0%  73%

 MBiochem Biochemistry

Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1  25%  0%  75%
Y2  21%  0%  79%
Y3  30%  0%  70%
Final  28%  0%  72%

MBiochem with Industrial Experience

Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1  25%  0%  75%
Y2  21%  0%  79%
Placement  30%  0%  70%
Final  28%  0%  72%
Assessment

BSc Biochemistry (with Foundation Year) and BSc Biochemistry

Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
FY  54%  14%  32%
Y1  51%  28%  21%
Y2  53%  41%  6%
Final  54%  23%  23%

MBiochem Biochemistry

Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
Y1  51%  28%  21%
Y2  61%  8%  31%
Y3  47%  2%  51%
Final  50%  5%  45%

MBiochem Biochemistry with Industrial Experience

Assessment 
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
Y1  51%  28%  21%
Y2  61%  8%  31%
Placement  47%  2%  51%
Final  50%  5%  45%

 

About the 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.

C708

BSc (Hons)

4 years

C702

MBiochem

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

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.

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.