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Biochemistry, Medical BSc (Hons)

University of Birmingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our Royal Society of Biology accredited Medical Biochemistry degree explores the molecular nuts and bolts of living organism, with particular emphasis on disease and avenues for therapy. Advances in the biosciences are having a profound impact on our daily lives, from human health to conservation, making it a hugely rewarding area to study and work in. Studying at Birmingham means you'll benefit from high-technology facilities and teaching from world-renowned experts in their field.The Medical Biochemistry course builds on the framework of our Biochemistry programmes, with a diverse range of optional modules in second and final year. We start with the foundations of chemistry, cell biology and genetics and lead you right up to cutting-edge research questions in the final year.With the syllabus of the Medical Biochemistry course, you will acquire a wide range of skills, with particular emphasis on data analysis, experimental design and problem solving. Skills acquired in this course enable careers not just in the life science, but across a wide range of professions. Check out our collection of related research stories to see how biochemical research inspires the course syllabus.This flexible course provides you with the opportunity to tailor a degree to match your own interests and goals, and have the unprecedented opportunity to join one of our research groups, working on live research projects. The course combines practical work and theory allowing you to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge.This programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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24,600per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : AAB

To include A Level Chemistry and a second science: Biology, Human Biology, Mathematics (or Further Mathematics, or Statistics), Physics.Specified subjects excluded for entry: General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies, Applied Science, Communication and Culture, Critical Studies, Global Perspectives, Science in Society and World Development.Minimum of five GCSEs to include English, Mathematics and double award Science at grade 4/C.

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

The University of Birmingham is a founding member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities.
Based in the second largest city in the UK, Birmingham offers an outstanding international student experience.
The university has a vibrant international student community and is home to over 10,000 international students from approximately 150 countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 73 7

    24th out of 100 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 225
    148 67%

    20th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

    68th

    37
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    148 67%

    24th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    25th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    89th

    6

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