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Medical Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

University of Leeds

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our programme will offer you a detailed scientific knowledge of medical biochemistry through modules in protein folding disease, oncology and immunology. You will develop a strong understanding of the importance of biochemistry in understanding the causes and potential cures for human disease, alongside research and experimental skills.Biochemistry is the endeavour to understand life in molecular detail. You will be taught by experts at the forefront of their research field, and together we will develop the theoretical knowledge, practical, problem-solving and analytical skills critical to your development as a scientist. These subject-specific and transferable skills are highly valued by employers.Our integrated Masters offers you an additional year of specialist training. You’ll develop tailored biochemistry skills and undertake an extended project embedded in the research laboratory of one our internationally renowned academics.You will be able to make an impact with this degree as medical biochemistry looks at the structure and function of living things in relation to their application to medicine, covering biochemistry topics but with a focus on areas relating to human health and diseases. Consequently, it has had huge medical and societal impact by both improving our fundamental understanding of complex diseases such as cancer, but also by developing effective medicines and technologies to facilitate their discovery. Examples include deducing the molecular bases of diseases, the development of next generation DNA sequencing and the use of antibodies as highly effective medicines. In the future, medical biochemistry will play a vital role in combating the effects of global warming, including designing vaccines and treatments to combat emerging viruses.**Course highlights:**- Our innovative, integrated course design, with dedicated biochemistry modules in years 1 and 2, allows the development deep discipline-specific knowledge from day one.- You will learn from experts whose research directly influences their teaching.- Help transition to higher education by meeting your personal tutor at least 20 times in year 1.- Systematic knowledge and skills development in biochemistry, biotechnology, microbiology and cell- and molecular-biology.- Secure and enhance your theoretical knowledge with six hours of practicals per week in year 1 and 2 and conduct your own independent research project in your final year.- Develop a wide-range of transferable skills including the ability to think rationally and scientifically, to analyse and understand data, solve problems and to communicate effectively.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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24,500per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : AAB - AAA

Including Chemistry and another science subject. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded.We accept the following:• Science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics.• Science-related subjects: computing, environmental science, food science, geography, geology, PE, psychology, science in society, statistics, use of mathematics.Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement.GCS


University information

University of Leeds

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  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    158 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%



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