UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Since its foundation as a discipline, biochemistry has illuminated many of the problems that have fascinated and perplexed biologists for generations. As biochemistry and molecular biology have become an essential part of much of modern science, a Biochemistry BSc is a valuable beginning to many different careers.

Course Modules

Year 1: Principles and practice of experimental biochemistry; chemistry for biologists; introduction to microbiology; introduction to genetics. Year 2: Molecular biology; biomolecular structure and function; metabolism and its regulation; the principles of cellular control. Year 3: Either a research project or a literature review.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £21,320  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher AAA
  • GCE A-level AAA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAAAB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%-85%
  • International Baccalaureate 38
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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92% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 72%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 94%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 97%

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

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 40
Studying 35
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 10

18% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 55%

Total Coursework: 34%

Total Practical: 11%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation