King's College London

Course Introduction

Biochemistry is the study of the molecular basis of life. Study a degree in London where you will learn all aspects of modern biochemistry including: biological chemistry, metabolism, cell biology, molecular genetics, microbiology, structural biology and immunology. During the programme, you will also train in laboratory techniques, experimental design, data analysis and presentation. Note that King's also offers a four year MSci degree in Biochemistry ' course coded C701.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Biochemistry and molecular biology A; biochemistry and molecular biology B; practice of biomedical science; from cells to systems; fundamentals of pharmacology; physiological systems. Year 2 examples: Gene cloning and expression; metabolism; protein structure and function; cell biology; molecular medicine. Year 3: Cellular basis of drug dependence; cellular basis of disease; cell and molecular pharmacology; cardiovascular pharmacology; cell physiology; developmental neurobiology; endocrinology of diabetes.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAB
  • SQA Higher AAABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBBB
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

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 83%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 92%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 83%

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 30
Studying 50
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 10
Unknown 10

33% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 71%

Total Coursework: 21%

Total Practical: 8%

£5,980 - £6,740
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,400
Typical cost of private accommodation