University of East London

Course Introduction

If you want to enjoy a practical study of one of the fastest-growing and most fascinating areas of human knowledge, then our Biochemistry and Biotechnology course is for you.

You’ll be taught by - and also get the chance to assist - brilliant scientists who are involved in groundbreaking research and new discoveries.

Increasingly, biochemists and biotechnologists are playing a crucial role in genetic engineering and molecular bioengineering, as well as other areas of physiology and medicine.

For instance, antibiotics remain one of the UK's main exports and their production by fermenting micro-organisms in the pharmaceutical industry has revolutionised healthcare.

We want to give you a comprehensive understanding of the theory and application of biochemistry and Biotechnology in areas of medicine and industry.

Course Modules

YEAR 1 Biochemistry (core) Cell Biology (core) Essential Chemistry (core) Human Anatomy and Physiology (core)

YEAR 2 Biology of Disease (core) Cellular Biochemistry (core) Immunity (core) Molecular Genetics (core) Physiological Regulation (core)

YEAR 3 Advances in Biotechnology and Biochemistry (core) DNA Analysis and Bioinformatics (core) Research Project (core) Natural Products and drug design (optional) Clinical Biochemistry (optional)

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
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) £12,100 Overseas Fees