What will I learn?

Our Royal Society of Biology accredited Biochemistry BSc degree offers you the chance to specialise in areas such as Biology, Chemistry and Medicine.

If you are fascinated by the molecular world, and wish to pursue a career in an area with a direct and growing impact on key societal issues, BSc Biochemistry at Birmingham is a great place to start. We put a particular emphasis on practical training and developing transferable skills that will be invaluable in a wide range of professional settings.

With its specialist degree options, the course offers a fantastic opportunity to explore living organisms from a molecular and cellular perspective. Starting with the foundations of chemistry, cell biology and genetics and leading you right up to cutting-edge research questions in the final year which could see you working in one of our high-technology facilities, such as analysing metabolites using mass spectrometry in the Phenome Centre.

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.

A significant number of our graduates choose to take a further degree, a postgraduate Masters or PhD. For many career paths, a further degree is an essential stepping-stone, including (but not limited to) careers in research. While many of our graduates remain in Birmingham and join one of our prestigious research groups, they are also highly sought after by universities around the world.

Developing your career

Careers Network, our unique careers guidance service is tailored to your academic subject area. Our team source exclusive work experience opportunities to help you stand out amongst the competition, with mentoring, global internships and placements available to you. Once you have a career in your sights, one-to-one support with CVs and job applications will help give you the edge. In addition, our employer-endorsed award-winning Personal Skills Award (PSA) recognises your extra-curricular activities, and provides an accredited employability programme designed to improve your career prospects.

Which department am I in?

School of Biosciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Academic and Student Division,

Birmingham,

B15 2TT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

General Studies not accepted

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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