What will I learn?

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 that are 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 biochemistry sits at the heart of modern bioscience as it aims to understand the molecular mechanisms that underpin life. It has had huge fundamental, industrial and societal impact such as deducing the structures of DNA and the ribosome, understanding the molecular mechanisms of diseases, and the development of both DNA fingerprinting and highly effective protein-based medicines. In the future, it will play a vital role in combating the effects of global warming, including economic production of green bio-fuels and the development of drought tolerant crops.**Course highlights:**- Our innovative, integrated course design, with dedicated biochemistry modules in years 1 and 2, allows the development of deep discipline-specific knowledge from day one.- 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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Biological Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

22 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

Woodhouse Lane,

Leeds,

LS2 9JT, England

Full time with time abroad (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

22 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

Woodhouse Lane,

Leeds,

LS2 9JT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will be required to achieve a minimum of 3 subjects in Advanced Placement (AP) or SATS with grades ranging between 4 and 5 or 650 and 750. Subject specific requirements will still apply. Combinations of APs and SATS are welcomed, however where there is a Mathematics A-level requirement, applicants are advised that AP Calculus BC will be required. SATR 1650 (550 in all 3 components) (old scores) Or SATR 1290 (650 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 620 in Maths) (new scores) Or ACT 26 in English. Minimum qualifications include: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) an overall band of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component skill.

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About this uni

The University of Leeds enjoys a high student satisfaction rate – 3rd in the UK (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey).

  • In the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2019
  • 11th in the Guardian UK University Guide 2020
  • One of the largest single-site campuses in the UK
  • Diverse campus with over 9000 international students