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BSc in Biochemistry (with year in industry) (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Biochemistry

Course Description

Kick start and enhance your career prospects with our new Biochemistry degree with integrated year in industry. This course is engineered to give you a head start in an increasingly competitive job market, and upon successful completion of this degree, you will also have developed the skills and competencies which all employers are seeking.

This degree will explore the techniques that have revolutionised the study of cell biology, biological chemistry, metabolism, and molecular genetics. The course will prepare you for careers in areas specifically related to the discipline, such as biomedical science, biotechnology and pharmaceutical research. 

  • The syllabus of this course with the integrated year in industry is identical to its sister course BSc Biochemistry (C700). Your placement will be relevant to the degree and the year is assessed, counting towards your final degree grade.
  • Students will organise their work placement under the guidance of our Director for Employability. There is no guarantee that the work experience will be paid. (If you cannot obtain a placement, then you must transfer to the sister course BSc Biochemistry C700).
  • During your year in industry, you will pay a discounted tuition fee.
  • 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 enthusiastic experts in the Biochemistry field.
  • The University has state-of-the-art teaching facilities with over £55 million pounds invested.
  • The Biochemistry teaching staff are recognised as experts and innovative educators.

Kick start and enhance your career prospects with our new Biochemistry degree with integrated year in industry. This course is engineered to give you a head start in an increasingly competitive job market, and upon successful completion of this degree, you will also have developed the skills and competencies which all employers are seeking. This degree will explore the techniques...

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Course Content

In your first year you will explore:

  • Genetics and the chemical basis of biology and metabolism.
  • Animals, plants and microbes at the organismal, cellular and molecular levels
  • Physiology, muscle and locomotion, nutrition, endocrinology, cardiovascular respiratory systems and homeostasis

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 undertake your work experience in an industry that is relative to this degree BSc Biochemistry.

In your final year you will study and undertake:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Pharmacology
  • Microbes
  • A research dissertation

In your first year you will explore: Genetics and the chemical basis of biology and metabolism. Animals, plants and microbes at the organismal, cellular and molecular levels Physiology, muscle and locomotion, nutrition, endocrinology, cardiovascular respiratory systems and...

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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

The course will be delivered through lectures, workshops, tutorials and practicals. You will be assessed through;

  • Essays
  • Practical exercises
  • Oral presentations
  • Worksheets
  • Reports
  • Posters
  • Literature reviews
  • Exams

The course will be delivered through lectures, workshops, tutorials and practicals. You will be assessed through; Essays Practical exercises Oral presentations Worksheets Reports Posters Literature...

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