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  • Qualification

    Master of Biology - MBiol

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

If you wish to study Biochemistry then this exciting four year course will be for you. It allows students to integrate three years of undergraduate study in Biochemistry with a further year of postgraduate level study, leading to the qualification of MBiol (Biochemistry). The course is ideal if you aspire to a career as a research scientist in Biochemistry or just wish to take your Biochemistry knowledge to a higher level.

  • Integrated four year course leading to a postgraduate qualification
  • Ideal for students who wish to develop to higher academic levels
  • Individual research project that is a major component of the final year
  • Course allows students to access four years of student finance.

Why study MBiol Biochemistry at Aberystwyth University?

  • 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.

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme.

In your first year you may 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 may discover:

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

In your third year you may study and undertake:

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

In your final year you may:

  • Undertake your MBiol Research project;
  • Take part in field and laboratory techniques;
  • Explore the frontiers in the Biosciences.

Employability

Upon successful completion of the MBiol Biochemistry, you will have improved your employability prospects by successfully obtaining a Master's qualification.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB - ABB

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 103 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    119 52%

    62nd

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    38th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%

    7th

    14

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