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Biochemistry with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Course summary**• Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology.• Attain key knowledge and practical experience of molecular, biochemical and analytical science.• Study in award-winning laboratory facilities.• Gain real-world experience of biochemistry with year-long or summer placement opportunities.• Transfer to an MSci degree route for a year of practical research training, and improve the prospects of research-based employment.• Grow and excel in this rewarding field, and graduate as an employable, experienced biochemist.**How you learn**The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Biochemistry course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other biosciences and chemistry foundation year students, then move on to the degree.You'll undertake comprehensive training in the latest biochemical and analytical methods, using industry-standard equipment within our world class teaching laboratories. You gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of biochemistry from a theoretical perspective, and undertake relevant work placements and mini research projects.The quality of our teaching is evidenced through many course lecturers winning the University's Inspirational Teaching Awards multiple times and three receiving the Vice Chancellor's Inspirational Teaching Awards for their outstanding contributions.You learn through• lectures and workshops• laboratory work• research projects• industry placements• oral presentations• development of lab postersIn the foundation year, you’ll attain the academic and practical skills required for level 4 study. You’ll build your confidence in biology, chemistry and maths, and apply your theoretical knowledge in practical lab sessions. You’ll also familiarise yourself with Sheffield Hallam’s staff and facilities —ensuring that you’re fully prepared to begin as an undergraduate.**Applied learning****Work placements**You can apply your knowledge and skills in the workplace by applying for a work placement in year four. This is a great opportunity to gain experience and professional skills that can give you a significant advantage at the start of your career. If you are unable to commit to a year, it is also possible to work for a shorter amount of time during a summer placement. These shorter placements can still contribute to your degree.By securing a placement with one of our industry partners, you ensure that you enter the jobs market with a CV that attracts employer attention. You can apply for placements in companies such as Reckitt Benckiser, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute or in research laboratories, universities and hospitals.If you are doing your work placement in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme.**Research projects**Working alongside research active staff you will have the opportunity to combine the skills and knowledge that you have gained during your degree to undertake a final year research project. This is usually completed in our laboratories at the University. It may also be possible to undertake your project at your placement organisation.**Networking opportunities**On top of your industry placement, the course has excellent links to the industry and its alumni, allowing you ample opportunity for networking

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,650per 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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UCAS Points : 64

From A levels including at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We do not accept General Studies. For example:CC at A LevelMPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    114 50%

    72nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    42nd

    14

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