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  • Qualification

    Master of Biochemistry - MBiochem

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Gain a fundamental understanding of life processes at a molecular level. You’ll be prepared for a career examining the molecular basis of life.

Biochemistry involves solving biological problems through an understanding of the molecular basis of life. You will develop your knowledge, techniques and understanding at a fundamental level, preparing you for a wide range of academic, industrial and medically related careers.

The Master of Biochemistry (MBiochem) provides you with the same core skills and knowledge as the BSc but with a greater exposure to research and advanced practical techniques.

Teaching

Specialist teaching is influenced by the expertise of academics in the Department and includes areas such as cell biology, biodiversity and ecology, evolutionary biology, genomics, plant science, microbiology and immunology, neuroscience, developmental biology and stem cells, structural molecular biology, cancer genetics and biotechnology.

Careers

You'll develop the knowledge and skills needed to work in a variety of fields, such as pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, education, environment, or roles in agricultural, medical and chemical laboratories. Many of our graduates also choose to go on to postgraduate study in preparation for academic or industry-based research careers.

Studying a biosciences degree requires you to apply a broad skill set to the understanding of complex processes. This skill set is also useful in a range of other careers, such as business, management and science teaching.

Placement

You may gain a competitive edge in the graduate job market by taking a placement year. You’ll work full-time in a role that might be undertaken by a graduate, where you’ll broaden your experience and transferable skills.

There are a wide range of opportunities, from working in marketing for a pharmaceutical company to a lab-based role at a research institute. We have links with some of industry's leading companies. Recent employers include Lilly, Field Studies Council, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Oxford Gene Technology, AstraZeneca, Genesys and LifeArc.

Placement opportunities can't be guaranteed but you will receive tailored support from our specialist team to help you secure a placement.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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A level : AAB

Typical Offer: AAB in three A levels including A in Biology and A in Chemistry. Alternative offer: ABB in three A levels including Biology and Chemistry with A in Biology or Chemistry plus one of:grade A in an EPQgrade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificategrade B in a Core Mathematics qualificationgrade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics (except if you are studying an A level in that subject)If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will b

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University information

University of Bath

  • University League Table

    9th

  • Campus address

    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7AY, England

The University of Bath includes students and staff from all over the world. Over 140 nationalities are represented among 3,500 international students.
Extra support is offered to students when they arrive, including collecting them at Heathrow Airport and organising a welcome programme of events.
English language support is available to non-native English speakers to help them continue to build their language skills while they study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    166 73%

    15th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    51st

    18

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