University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Biochemistry is a pivotal degree discipline and a fundamental element of all the biological sciences. It focuses on the study of living systems at the molecular level, and the ways in which cells and organisms are formed. This involves examining the structure and function of molecules found in living systems, as well as experimental investigations of the properties of biological systems ranging in complexity, from cell extracts to whole organisms, and elucidating the roles of specific genes.

Course Modules

First'year core subjects include cell biology, biochemistry, human physiology, biological chemistry, and the history, philosophy and practice of science; you will choose an option module from subjects including pharmacology, botany, biological sciences, or an elective module from across the University. In Year 2 you will study four core subjects – research methods, molecular biology and genetics, bioinformatics, and metabolic biochemistry – and two options from a range of subjects including medical physiology, physiological networks, systems pharmacology, global issues, the microbial world, urban living and the environment, medical genetics, infection and immunity, or a Westminster elective. Alongside your final year research project you will study core modules in advanced cell biology, and proteins and enzymes, with optional module subjects including advanced molecular biology, global ethics, cancer biology, designing a sustainable world, work experience, or a Westminster elective.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,750 Overseas Fees