Kingston University London

Course Introduction

Biochemistry is the 'chemistry of life'. It involves the study of living organisms, from the simplest to the most complex, and seeks to explain how they work at molecular level. This course provides a broad understanding of biochemistry, with the opportunity to specialise as your interests develop.

Course Modules

Level 1: Modules include: human physiology 1; chemistry for life sciences; modern laboratory techniques or essential laboratory; techniques in life science; cells and tissues; genetics and molecular biology; structure and function of biological modules; mathematics and information and communication technology; human physiology 2 or introduction to environmental physiology. Level 2: Modules include: protein biochemistry; cell biology; bioanalysis; bioenergetics and intermediary metabolism; flow of genetic information; plus 3 optional modules. Level 3: Modules include: bioinformatics; molecular genetics; project; biochemical analysis; plus 3 optional modules.

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

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104-112
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • 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

25% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 46%

Total Coursework: 41%

Total Practical: 13%

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

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