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BSc Biochemistry (C700)

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  • Course Code: C700
  • Mode of Study: Bachelor of Science (Honours) 3 years
  • Institution Code: Q50
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    Tel: +44(0) 207 882 3096

Explore the captivating mechanisms of the living world in incredible detail with instruction from leading academics. The programme combines biology and chemistry to explain the intricate process of organisms at a molecular level.

The application of molecular concepts to complex biological systems is at the cutting edge of science in the twenty-first century. You will be instructed on the key biochemical concepts and the chemistry that underpins them, you will also be taught the real-world applications of these principals in fields such as biotechnology and medicine.

The course also gives you an introduction to related specialist fields including neuroscience, immunology and cell biology.

Where will it take you?

Many opportunities exist for biochemists in research. This may be university-based, undertaken in the laboratory of a commercial company developing products such as pharmaceuticals, or involve working in a government-run laboratory in a hospital or in the public health service.

Biochemists are also employed in monitoring environmental pollutants, testing biological samples provided by health or forensic services, and quality control in the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals industries.

Careers outside of the laboratory include patent registration and intellectual property law (due to the explosion in biotechnology industries), technical book and magazine publishing (including editing scientific journals) and library-based research for non-scientific organizations such as construction companies and the House of Commons!

The degree programme is varied and provides a range of modules, which allowed me to sample various subjects and future career disciplines within the field of Science.
Saaira Gill - BSc Biochemistry

Why Study at Queen Mary?

Queen Mary is home to a broad, active research programme that spans and combines the chemistry and life science disciplines. You will benefit from expert tuition informed by current, cutting edge research undertaken by our field-leading academic staff.

The Biochemistry programme combines the core strengths of the school; chemistry and biology, to equip you with the knowledge and principles you need to explore all aspects of living organisms.

Programme structure

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) programme is delivered over 3 years. In the second and third years you will have the opportunity to specialise in related disciplines including neuroscience, genomics and developmental biology.


Entry requirements

  • ABB at A2 level from three subjects including Chemistry.
  • International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall including grade 5 in Chemistry (HL).
  • BTEC National Diploma (18 unit): DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma (60 credit in a Science discipline, eg Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics): overall Pass, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher
  • For more information on entry requirements visit the SBCS general entry requirement page.
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