On this course you'll investigate the structure and function of biological systems at the molecular level. You'll study proteins, enzymes, hormones and receptors and learn about the various ways that biochemistry can be applied to major challenges affecting humanity today, from how we feed a global population, to healthy ageing 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, ecology, plant science and zoology. This flexibility allows you to study biochemistry in greater depth, keep your interests broad or even switch to another degree in the biosciences.
No matter what modules you choose to study, you'll develop the practical laboratory and transferable skills 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. You'll be in the lab completing practicals across molecular genetics, DNA manipulation and protein structure analysis. 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 solely on biochemistry, or study a range of topics across the molecular biosciences and beyond, your personal tutor will support you to tailor your degree to your interests and career goals.