Masters in Biochemistry

The study of the chemical processes occurring in living matter, biochemistry is at the forefront of our search for a sustainable means of living. Environmental degradation is becoming an increasingly pressing issues, and biochemists are trying to address these developing problems. As well as this, biochemists are also responsible for our growing understanding of a wide variety of health issues, such as diabetes and cancer.

Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.

Typical Annual Tuition Fees

  • Postgraduate - £9,000

Topics Covered


During a postgraduate degree, such as an MSc, you will build on the skills and knowledge you developed at undergraduate level. The modules you study will cover the more specialist and complex areas of biochemistry. You will gain an understanding of both the traditional and contemporary concepts of the subject area. Modules and specialisms might include molecular genetics, macromolecules of life, animal behaviour, pharmacology, ecology, selective toxicity, and neuropharmacology of CNS disorders. Assessment methods could include written work, laboratory projects, and a final major research project.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for a biochemistry degree will depend on where you choose to study. They will also be influenced by the level of study for which you are applying. For a postgraduate degree, most universities will require you to have an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, or a closely related subject.

Typical Entry Requirements


  • Degree Requirements - 2:2 or higher
  • Required/Desired Subjects - Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Biomedical Science