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Biochemistry (including a Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)

University of Chester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Chester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

On this course you will acquire the knowledge and techniques that you will need to begin to approach contemporary biological problems and to start to look for solutions.

Course overview

Biochemistry is the fascinating branch of laboratory-based science that brings together chemistry and biology to explore life at the molecular level. On this course you will acquire the knowledge and techniques that you will need to begin to approach contemporary biological problems and to start to look for solutions.

Why study this course with us?

During this course, you will be able to help shape the future of biochemical research in the birthplace of Darwin. This course is for you if you have an interest in understanding the biochemistry of life; wish to study how macromolecules are synthesised, broken down and used as nano-machines; how cells live and die; want to understand the different ways in which cells communicate; want to understand how we can manipulate genes or gene expression to improve food production, improve drug therapies or cure genetic disease.

Teaching methods

Teaching will be in the form of lectures, tutorial and seminar sessions, and laboratory-based practicals.

Assessment

The assessment package for each module can include examination and coursework. The proportion of each will vary between modules, and the coursework may comprise a written report, a case study, a literature review, a poster or an oral presentation. The research dissertation will be assessed by the submission of a 4,000-word research paper.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 103 3

    72nd out of 83 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    116 51%

    68th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    91st

    52
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    111 64%

    59th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    44th

    29

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