Our Biochemistry degree will enable you to study the chemical processes that occur within living organisms, working to understand the process of life itself and building the skills and knowledge to work as a biochemist in a range of industries.
Medical Biochemistry will equip you with the skills and knowledge to understand how cells work at a molecular level, building the skills and knowledge to develop new ideas and products that are applied to the biggest health challenges we face today.
Biochemistry is more than just the fusion of biology and chemistry – it is the study of chemical processes and interactions relating to biological systems and how we might use this information to advance health care and industry. At its core, biochemistry focuses on multiple aspects of molecular biology (i.e. how biological molecules such as DNA, RNA, and proteins function) and how this applies to cells, organs, and living systems to help our understanding of biological life, disease progression, and pharmaceutical development.
Biochemists study chemical processes and interactions that underpin biological systems and living organisms. A large part of their work involves the use of molecular techniques to solve complex biological problems. Biochemists are therefore key to furthering our knowledge and understanding on how life works, disease progression and prevention, as well as industrial applications of this knowledge. Additionally, biochemists can work alongside scientists from other fields, healthcare professionals, policy makers, educators, and industrial partners impacting all walks of life.
What kind of jobs can you get with a biochemistry degree?
100% of our Biochemistry Graduates are in Employmnet or further study 6months after study. Biochemistry is a practical science with applications in many other biological fields. The core knowledge, abilities and skills of a biochemist allow them to succeed in various industries from hospitals to universities, agriculture, cosmetics, education, and pharmaceuticals.
Biochemistry is an area of science that underpins many other biological fields, therefore advancements in biochemistry and our understanding of biological systems is essential for their progression. The breadth and depth of jobs requiring biochemical knowledge means biochemists will always be in high demand in diverse fields including pharmaceutical production, industrial biotechnology, biofuel development, agricultural advancement, and bioinformatic analysis.
The starting salary of a Biochemist varies by sector however it is highly competitive compared to other biological and chemical sciences. Additional job opportunities can be afforded to biochemists due to the range of sectors and fields in which they can pursue employment. Salaries can be highly rewarding and lucrative as experience and skills accumulate in both health and industrial sectors.
A biochemist works to develop our understanding of biological systems which in some instances relate to the treatment and/or prevention of disease. This makes them an important part of the healthcare system worldwide, but one that functions behind the scenes. Through further postgraduate training you can undertake a Doctorate degree (PhD) whereby you will contribute to significant and original research in the field of biochemistry.
Alternatively, if you wish to become a medical Doctor our Pathway to Medicine. Our Medical Biochemistry degree will allow you can undertake further training to become a medical Doctor (through graduate entry medicine).
Pathways to Medicine
Pathways to Medicine makes a great 5th choice for your UCAS Application giving you the opportunity to secure a guaranteed interview for our Medicine Programme by the time you graduate.
What is it like to study Biochemistry and Medical Biochemistry?
You can choose a 3-year BSc degree or, if you’re particularly interested in pursuing a research career, our 4-year MSci degree. If you choose Medical Biochemistry, you can also follow our Pathway to Medicine. By tailoring your studies, you can work towards the career you want and make your final year research project really count.
We also offer a Biochemistry and Genetics joint honours degree, which allows you to study developments at the forefront of molecular biology research and its impact on humandisease, demonstrating the overlapping principles of the biochemistry and genetics disciplines.
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Find out more information about each of our courses. On each course page you will find information on modules, entry requirements, teaching staff, tuition fees and how our Pathways to Medicine work.