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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Biochemistry is the endeavour to understand life in molecular detail and sits at the heart of modern bioscience helping to tackle global challenges such as maintaining health in ageing populations, developing effective treatments to combat emerging diseases and antibiotic resistance, producing economic green biofuels and developing drought-tolerant crops.You’ll learn how the structures of DNA and the ribosome were found, to understand the molecular mechanisms of diseases, and how DNA fingerprinting and highly effective protein-based medicines are produced.You will be taught by experts at the forefront of their research field, and together we will develop the theoretical knowledge, practical, problem-solving and analytical skills that are critical to your development as a scientist. These subject-specific and transferable skills are highly valued by employers.You’ll develop a deep understanding of life at the molecular and cellular level covering topics including biochemical reaction mechanisms, genetic engineering, protein structure and function, biophysical methods and biochemistry of health and disease.Our optional integrated Masters (MBiol) offers you an additional year of specialist training, to study advanced research topics and undertake your own extended research project.**Course highlights:**- Develop your skills in biochemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, and cell and molecular biology.- Gain practical skills and industry experience through our year in industry programme.- Carry out an independent research project under the supervision of a field-leading academic, further developing the transferable skills that will set you apart in the graduate job market.- Develop a wide-range of transferable skills including the ability to think rationally and scientifically, to analyse and understand data, solve problems and to communicate effectively.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 25,250per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : AAB

Including biology or chemistry and another science or science-related subject. Critical thinking and general studies excluded.We accept the following:• Science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics.• Science-related subjects: computing, environmental science, food science, geography, geology, PE, psychology, science in society, statistics, use of mathematics.Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard


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University information

University of Leeds

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  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 100 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    150 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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