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3-4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Sunderland
English

Program description

Biochemistry

Solve some of the most interesting and important health problems in the world today. Contribute to healthcare at both ends of the spectrum, from diagnosis and disease profiling to drug discovery and development. Enhance your employability and gain real-world experience with an optional placement.

While biomedical scientists work on diagnosis and disease profiling and biopharmaceutical scientists work on drug discovery and development, biochemistry sits directly in between these disciplines and contributes to healthcare in both areas.

You will examine the origin of life, the study of disease and the complex chemistry and developmental biology of whole organisms. Study areas including biological chemistry, cell biology, clinical chemistry and molecular biology.

Admission requirements

  • CBSE, ICSE, State Boards: 65% in Class 12
  • 10+II (Senior School Certificate): 60% or above
  • 3 Year Diploma: 60% or above

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

Pearson Test of English Academic

You need an overall score of 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

You need grade C or above.

Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)

You need grade C or above.

O-Level English Language or GCSE English Language

You need grade C or above (UK Exam board).

Malaysian SPM 1119

You need grade 6 or above (only grades 1, 2 or 3 are acceptable for Law).

Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II

You need Merit or Distinction.

Degree in English

If you have another qualification not listed above, contact the International Office for advice. If you do not have the necessary level of English you may need to take one of the University's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) University Preparation Courses before you begin your course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Introduction to Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry
  • Introduction to Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
  • Introduction to Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology
  • Research and Practical Skills in Biopharmaceutical Science

Year 2 (national level 5):

  • Further Research and Practical Skills in Biopharmaceutical Science
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Further Analytical Sciences
  • Cellular and Clinical Biochemistry

Year 3

  • Optional one-year placement in the Pharmaceutical Sciences industry

Final year (national level 6)

  • Advanced Chemistry
  • Advanced Biotechnology and Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Advance Cellular Biochemistry
  • Research Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, Please visit university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The annual fee for this course is:

  • £9,250 if you are from the UK/Europe*
  • £12,500 if you are an international student

Career opportunities

Biochemists are employed in an increasingly wide range of roles in biological, environmental and clinical fields, with employment opportunities stretching from healthcare through forensic science to the food and pharmaceutical industries. The typical salary for a graduate Biochemist is £21,000. This salary increases based upon postgraduate and industrial experience.

Companies that have employed our graduates include pharmaceutical multinationals such as GSK, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

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University of Sunderland

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University of Sunderland

Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road
SR1 3SD Sunderland

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