What will you study on the BSc Medical Biochemistry/MSci Clinical Biochemistry?
This course covers the field of biochemistry with a focus on human biology and medicine and includes core themes from a wide range of science subjects including chemistry, molecular biology and immunology. Laboratory, research and diagnostic methods will be developed throughout the course. You will learn practical skills in analytical and diagnostic techniques applicable in a wide range of fields including industry and research.
What will you gain?
As well as in-depth knowledge on the subject, you will also gain a wide range of skills relating to some of the biggest current issues in public health as well as the key techniques required in the human health and medicine industries. You will have the knowledge and skills in n medical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and public health education and the ability to undertake biochemical research related to human health. You will also gain numeracy, research, collaborative and presentation skills. With the MSci, you will gain additional postgraduate skills to work in Clinical Biochemistry laboratories in hospitals, research organisations or industry
What is the difference between the BSc and MSci course?
There are two honours degree programmes available for each area of study – a three-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) and a four-year Master of Science (MSci).
Both degrees share a common first three years but due to the advanced nature of the MSci programme students must demonstrate they have the high level knowledge and skills required at the end of year 2 and 3 to progress on the programme.
You must apply direct to either the BSc or MSci, but you can also choose to change programme. You must apply for the MSci in Year 1 if you want to guarantee your student loan will cover the fourth year of fees.
There are two opportunities to gain relevant work experience, the one-year placement and a work experience module. Both the placement and the work experience module provide excellent opportunities to gain employability skills, transferable skills and experience of working in science. This may be in an industrial, research laboratory or hospital-based environment for example.
BSc Medical Biochemistry modules