Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This course emphasises the importance of biochemistry in medicine, focusing on our understanding of the molecular processes in both health and disease, and how this can lead to the development of new treatments. It will equip you with the practical skills needed to investigate disease in the laboratory.

Course Modules

Year 1: Human physiology 1 and 2; chemistry for life sciences; modern laboratory techniques; essential laboratory techniques in life science; cells and tissues; genetics and molecular biology; structure and function of biological molecules; mathematics and information comunication technology. Year 2: Protein biochemistry; cell biology; bioanalysis 1; bioenergetics and intermediary metabolism; the flow of genetic information; research skills; immunology; microbiology. Year 3: Bioinformatics; molecular genetics; project (double module); introductory pharmacology; haematology; clinical immunology; biochemical analysis; clinical chemistry; toxicology; molecular pharmacology; nutrition in the aetiology and management of impaired health.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104-112
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma PMM
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) MD
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 104

Key Course Information

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90% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 89%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 80%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 82%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

82% Go on to work and/or study

In work 49
Studying 30
Studying and working 3
Unemployed 13
Unknown 5

24% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 46%

Total Coursework: 36%

Total Practical: 18%

£4,500 - £4,800
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,600 - £5,200
Typical cost of private accommodation