What will I learn?

**Overview**Are you a budding scientist, ready to expand your knowledge and learn how to use biological chemistry to revolutionise research and explore the fascinating world of molecules, genes and cells?On this BSc (Hons) Biochemistry degree course, you'll explore life at its most fundamental level. You’ll examine the way cells and molecules work and discover how this knowledge can help fight disease, edit genomes, develop new sources of fuel and biofuels, and explain human and animal development.Fully accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, this course can lead to career paths in academic and industrial research, teaching, forensic science, the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, and the health service. On completion you can apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Biology.**Accredited by:**This course is fully accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. This means it's recognised in the industry and assures future employers that you have the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in biochemistry.**What you'll experience**On this degree course, you'll:- Learn to become a professional scientist with the latest theory backed up by lab training- Study genes and cells, how they work at molecular level and clone DNA in practical classes- Understand the role of biochemistry in developing fuel and biofuels, fighting disease, and researching animal and human development- Learn from academic staff who are doing trailblazing research into epigenetics, developmental biology, molecular biology, microbiology and molecular biophysics- Get involved with the European Xenopus Resource Centre, one of the largest frog resource facilities in the world- Access our molecular biology research labs, globally regarded as some of the best available at a university- Use the latest tech such as X-ray diffractometers, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers and instrumentation for protein purification- Have the opportunity to apply to the Erasmus+ exchange scheme, which involves a summer research placement at a European university- Careers and opportunities**What can you do with a Biochemistry degree?**There are many career paths a BSc (Hons) Biochemistry degree can lead you to. Previous students have gone on to do valuable work in fields such as:- industrial research- academic research leading to a PhD- biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries- science teaching- the health service- scientific writing and the media

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Health

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,400.00 (US$ 21,200) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,400.00 (US$ 21,200) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have one of the following qualifications: College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Tests (SAT Score: 1090); GCE A-Levels (Points: 96; CCC; 322); ACT (Score: 25); Advanced Placement Test (322); High School Diploma (GPA of 3.0 or above). Students need a minimum of IELTS band 6.0, with no component below 5.5. Some courses, especially those with a high level of discussion and writing, require higher scores.

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

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About this uni

The University of Portsmouth is one of the top 40 UK universities (Guardian University Guide).

  • 1 of top 100 young universities in the world (THE)
  • 88% student satisfaction with the University (NSS 2017)
  • ‘Gold’ award in Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Invested GBP150m in last 10 years to upgrade amenities