What will I learn?

**Course summary**• Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology.• Attain key knowledge and practical experience of molecular, biochemical and analytical science.• Study in award-winning laboratory facilities.• Gain real-world experience of biochemistry with year-long or summer placement opportunities.• Transfer to an MSci degree route for a year of practical research training, and improve the prospects of research-based employment.• Grow and excel in this rewarding field, and graduate as an employable, experienced biochemist.**How you learn**The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Biochemistry course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other biosciences and chemistry foundation year students, then move on to the degree.You'll undertake comprehensive training in the latest biochemical and analytical methods, using industry-standard equipment within our world class teaching laboratories. You gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of biochemistry from a theoretical perspective, and undertake relevant work placements and mini research projects.The quality of our teaching is evidenced through many course lecturers winning the University's Inspirational Teaching Awards multiple times and three receiving the Vice Chancellor's Inspirational Teaching Awards for their outstanding contributions.You learn through• lectures and workshops• laboratory work• research projects• industry placements• oral presentations• development of lab postersIn the foundation year, you’ll attain the academic and practical skills required for level 4 study. You’ll build your confidence in biology, chemistry and maths, and apply your theoretical knowledge in practical lab sessions. You’ll also familiarise yourself with Sheffield Hallam’s staff and facilities —ensuring that you’re fully prepared to begin as an undergraduate.**Applied learning****Work placements**You can apply your knowledge and skills in the workplace by applying for a work placement in year four. This is a great opportunity to gain experience and professional skills that can give you a significant advantage at the start of your career. If you are unable to commit to a year, it is also possible to work for a shorter amount of time during a summer placement. These shorter placements can still contribute to your degree.By securing a placement with one of our industry partners, you ensure that you enter the jobs market with a CV that attracts employer attention. You can apply for placements in companies such as Reckitt Benckiser, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute or in research laboratories, universities and hospitals.If you are doing your work placement in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme.**Research projects**Working alongside research active staff you will have the opportunity to combine the skills and knowledge that you have gained during your degree to undertake a final year research project. This is usually completed in our laboratories at the University. It may also be possible to undertake your project at your placement organisation.**Networking opportunities**On top of your industry placement, the course has excellent links to the industry and its alumni, allowing you ample opportunity for networking

Which department am I in?

Sheffield Hallam University

Study options

Full time including foundation year (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,650.00 (US$ 17,645) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

September 2021

Venue

Main Site

City Campus,

Howard Street,

Sheffield,

S1 1WB, England

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,650.00 (US$ 17,645) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

September 2021

Venue

Main Site

City Campus,

Howard Street,

Sheffield,

S1 1WB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The following qualifications will be considered for entry on to undergraduate programmes: two GCE/VCE A level passes; High School Leaving Certificate, which is recognised as equivalent to A' level standard; and other international qualifications gained after 13 years of secondary/further education. Sheffield Hallam welcomes applications from international school students taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma and those achieving 28 points or more will usually be successful in obtaining an offer of a place on our undergraduate programmes. IELTS for UKVI 6.0; Listening: minimum level 5.5; Speaking: minimum level 5.5; Reading: minimum level 5.5; Writing: minimum level 5.5.

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

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About this uni

At Sheffield Hallam, be taught by people who are experts in their subject and passionate about sharing their knowledge and industry experience.

  • Based in Sheffield - a true student city
  • Work placements for students through a vast network
  • A low cost of living
  • Modern, upgraded facilities across two campuses