University of Westminster

Course Introduction

As a Biochemistry student at Westminster, you will benefit from some of the best teaching and facilities available. Our staff and courses are recognised for their excellence in teaching, and our state'of'the'art laboratories were recently completely refurbished as part of a multi'million pound modernisation plan. Our experienced and research'active staff work in close collaboration with bio'industry, the NHS and research institutions within the UK, Europe and the US. In the recent Research Assessment Exercise, a proportion of the research outputs in all subject areas submitted across Life Sciences were judged to be at world'leading and internationally excellent levels. The foundation of the course is our buoyant research in diverse areas of biochemistry including plant biochemistry, biotechnology, membrane transport, protein structure, cancer biology and molecular diagnostics and therapeutics.

Course Modules

Year 1: Cell science; concepts in bioscience; human physiology and anatomy; working in bioscience; plus 1 free choice module. Year 2: Biochemistry; biological and organic chemistry; laboratory research methods; molecular biochemistry; molecular genetics; plus 1 option module; plus 1 free choice module. Year 3: Bioinformatics; current topics in biochemistry and molecular biology; enzymes: mechanisms and control; project; protein biochemistry; plus 1 option module; plus 1 free choice module.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher CCCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificates CCCDD
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Key Course Information

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91% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 81%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 91%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 87%

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

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 35
Studying 40
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 15
Unknown 0

22% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 42%

Total Coursework: 51%

Total Practical: 6%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation