Biochemistry and Genetics with a Year in Industry BSc

Study two highly complementary subjects - biochemistry and genetics - that are fundamental to biotechnology and medicine. You'll have the chance to do a year-long, paid work placement as part of your degree.

Our students have found placements at global pharmaceutical companies such as GSK, Pfizer and Unilever, but your placement doesn't have to be in the lab. You could look outside the bioscience industry in areas including market research, communications or business development. A placement is a great opportunity to test out a career path and many students are offered a graduate-level job at the end. You'll pay reduced fees for the year you're on placement and you'll still have the support you need from your tutor and the University.

During your time at Sheffield, 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 to how we sustainably feed a global population.

BSc Award
Full-time Study Mode
4 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

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Standard offer

Access Sheffield offer

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

AAB

including Chemistry and a second science

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

ABB

including Chemistry and a second science

A Levels + additional qualifications

| ABB, including Chemistry and a second science + B in a relevant EPQ; ABB, including Chemistry and a second science + A in Core Maths

International Baccalaureate

| 34, with 6, 5 in Higher Level Chemistry and a second science

33, with 5 in Higher Level Chemistry and a second science

BTEC

| RQF: DDD in Applied Science (including modules in Applications of Inorganic Chemistry, Applications of Organic Chemistry and Practical Chemical Analysis, and no more than one of the following: Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis, Forensic Fire Investigation or Forensic Traffic Collision Investigation) + interview; QCF: DD in Applied Science + A at A Level in either Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics or Psychology + interview

RQF: DDD in Applied Science (including modules in Applications of Inorganic Chemistry, Applications of Organic Chemistry and Practical Chemical Analysis, and no more than one of the following: Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis, Forensic Fire Investigation or Forensic Traffic Collision Investigation) + interview; QCF: DD in Applied Science + B at A Level in either Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics or Psychology + interview

Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers

| AAABB + AB including Chemistry and a second science

AABBB + AB including Chemistry and a second science

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels

| B + AA including Chemistry and a second science

B + AB including Chemistry and a second science

Access to HE Diploma

| 60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 36 credits at Distinction (to include Chemistry and Biology units) and 9 credits at Merit + interview

60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction (to include Chemistry and Biology units) and 15 credits at Merit + interview

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English language requirements | You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

Equivalent English language qualifications

Visa and immigration requirements

Other requirements

Second science subjects include Biology/Human Biology, Maths, Further Maths, Physics or Psychology

GCSE Maths grade 6/B

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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