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Biochemistry with Study in Continental Europe (4 years) BSc (Hons)

University of Birmingham

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UCAS CODE: C701

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our Royal Society of Biology accredited Biochemistry with Study in Continental Europe BSc degree programme is the point where chemistry, biology and medicine meet. Biochemistry deals with the molecular nuts and bolts of living organisms and diseases.

The BSc Biochemistry with Study in Continental Europe, with its specialist degree options, offers a fantastic opportunity to explore living organisms from a molecular and cellular perspective. 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.

This course builds on the framework of the 3-year BSc (Hons) Biochemistry course and combines a science education with language training in years 1 and 2.

The Year in Continental Europe option provides the opportunity to combine Biochemistry with training in a modern language, culminating in a year of study at a University in France, Germany or Spain, with sessions given in the language of the host country.

Studying a whole academic year at one of our European partner institutions will provide a complementary perspective on your subject, provide you with an enriching cultural experience and make you a competent speaker of your chosen language. To an employer your language skills matter as does the fact that you have demonstrated independence and initiative.

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.

Typical Careers

Advances in the biosciences are having a profound impact on our daily lives in areas from human health to conservation. Biotechnology, biological pharmaceuticals, and personalised medicine are key growth areas in the health sector. Over the next decade our increasing understanding of how genomes are regulated will revolutionise how we interact with the natural world. Environmental remediation, climate change and related themes pose multi-faceted challenges for the coming decades. Expert knowledge in biology and the life sciences will be in high demand for the foreseeable future, with excellent prospects for exciting and rewarding careers in research, education, media, industry, the NHS and the public sector.

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Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 22,260per year

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A level : AAB

A level Chemistry and a second science°. Minimum of five GCSEs to include Mathematics, English and double award science at grade 4/C and grade 6/B in a relevant foreign language (French, German or Spanish). °Subjects accepted as '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 So

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 103 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    156 68%

    24th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    14th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    83rd

    39

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