Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

Taught by the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, our Biochemistry programme takes advantage of the presence in one department of world'leading researchers in both biology and chemistry. On this programme, you will study the ways in which both disciplines interact in living organisms, and learn how this underpins our understanding of biological and medical science. Initially, you will study organic and physical chemistry, as well as genetics and cell biology. From the second year, you will concentrate on the structure and function of proteins enzymes. You will study macromolecular protein assemblies, cell signalling and the interactions between proteins and prosthetic groups and co'factors, as well as the biochemistry of disease, cell biology and differentiation. You will also study the molecular biology of DNA, its replication, repair, mutation and organisation.

Course Modules

Year 1: Cell dynamics; foundations of organic chemistry; heredity and gene action; physical chemistry for biologists; essential skills for biologists; basic biochemistry; kinetics and coordination chemistry; organic functional group chemistry. Year 2: Membrane biochemistry; techniques for biochemists; chemistry of biological molecules; genes and bioinformatics; metabolic pathways. Year 3: Biochemistry of disease; membrane proteins; integrative studies in biological sciences; enzyme catalysis.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £28,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAACC
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 34
  • GCE A-level ABB
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade