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If you are interested in studying the science behind the latest advances in medicine, nutrition, and pharmaceuticals, then Aberystwyth’s Biochemistry programme is for you. In this degree, you will explore the techniques that have revolutionised the study of cell biology, biological chemistry, metabolism, and molecular genetics. The Biochemistry degree will qualify you for careers in areas specifically related to the discipline, such as biomedical science, biotechnology and pharmaceutical research. In addition, the skills acquired from this course are highly demanded by employers in all fields, from teaching to management. 

  • This degree will give you a solid foundation in the study of cellular, molecular and chemical biology.
  • We will nurture both your intellectual curiosity and your general scientific practice.
  • The subject is taught within an internationally recognised centre of excellence, by experts in the Biochemistry field.
  • The University has modern teaching facilities with over £55 million pounds invested.
  • The Biochemistry teaching staff are recognised as expert and innovative educators.

If you are interested in studying the science behind the latest advances in medicine, nutrition, and pharmaceuticals, then Aberystwyth’s Biochemistry programme is for you. In this degree, you will explore the techniques that have revolutionised the study of cell biology, biological chemistry, metabolism, and molecular genetics. The Biochemistry degree will qualify you for careers in...

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Course Content

In your first year you will explore:

  • The diversity of biological disciplines which includes;
  • Structure and function of plants
  • Animals and microbes at the organismal, cellular molecular levels
  • Major animal vertebrate and invertebrate which will focus on;
  • Physiology, muscle and locomotion, nutrition, endocrinology, cardiovascular respiratory systems and homeostasis
  • The diversity of microbial  
  • Vegetation and ecosystems

In your second year you will discover:

  • Cell biology
  • Immunology
  • Chromosomes
  • Molecular biology
  • Qualitative and Quantitative procedures of data analysis

In your third year you will study and undertake:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Pharmacology
  • Microbes
  • A compulsory dissertation

In your first year you will explore: The diversity of biological disciplines which includes; Structure and function of plants Animals and microbes at the organismal, cellular molecular levels Major animal vertebrate and invertebrate which will focus on; Physiology, muscle and locomotion, nutrition, endocrinology,...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-BCC with B in Chemistry

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM with a specified subject

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Chemistry at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Chemistry

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-BCC with B in Chemistry GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh and Mathematics BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM with a specified subject International Baccalaureate: 30-28 with 5 points...

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Assessment Methods

  • Essays
  • Practical exercises
  • Oral presentations
  • Worksheets
  • Reports
  • Statistical exercies
  • Dossiers
  • Posters
  • Portfolios
  • Wikis
  • Reflective diaries
  • Literature reviews
  • Magazine articles
  • Field notebooks
  • Exams

  • Essays
  • Practical exercises
  • Oral presentations
  • Worksheets
  • Reports
  • Statistical exercies
  • Dossiers
  • Posters
  • Portfolios
  • Wikis
  • Reflective diaries
  • Literature reviews
  • Magazine articles
  • Field notebooks
  • Exams