Course Introduction

.Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes within and relating to living organisms. Combining theoretical knowledge with lab-based practical skills, you are placed at the forefront of biomedical research to learn about the beauty of the living world.


Why study BSc Biochemistry at Middlesex University?*

BSc Biochemistry features core themes from a wide range of science subjects including chemistry, molecular biology and immunology. You will deal with real-world issues in medicine and the environment, developing a vigorous understanding of biochemistry. Boasting world-class facilities, your laboratory, research and analytical skills will be developed throughout the course.

Unique to this course are the two work placement opportunities. You have the option to go on year-long industrial placements, developing excellent employment prospects and transferable skills.

This course is designed for those with a strong scientific interest and a desire to develop knowledge and practical skills in biochemistry.

<b>Course highlights</b>

You will develop a range of skills and techniques which are at the forefront of scientific research and industry

You will have the opportunity to gain work experience through a one-year placement and work experience module

You will have access to modern research and analytical laboratory facilities in our cutting-edge Hatchcroft Building

Our careers service offers you a range of support both while you're studying and after you've graduated

Receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course Modules

Year 1:

Biological Techniques (30 credits) – Compulsory, Metabolic Biochemistry (15 credits) – Compulsory, Cell Biology and Genetics (15 credits) – Compulsory, Principles of Microbiology (15 credits) – Compulsory, Fundamentals of Chemistry (30 credits) – Compulsory, Physiology and Anatomy (15 credits) – Compulsory.

Year 2: Functional Biochemistry (30 credits) – Compulsory, Molecular Biology (15 credits) – Compulsory, Immunology and Endocrinology (15 credits) – Compulsory, Advanced Organic Chemistry I (15 credits) – Compulsory, Analytical Techniques (15 credits) – Compulsory, Research Methods and Project Planning (30 credits) - Compulsory, Optional Sandwich Year, Biology placement.

Year 3: Advanced Biochemistry (15 credits) – Compulsory, Gene Expression and Control (15 credits) – Compulsory, Bioinformatics (15 credits) – Compulsory,Advanced Biochemical Techniques (15 credits) – Compulsory, Dissertation (30 credits) – Compulsory, Gene Technology (15 credits) – Optional, Current Topics in Bioscience (15 credits) – Optional, Green Biotechnology (15 credits) – Optional, Advanced Organic Chemistry II (15 credits) – Optional, Biology Work Experience (30 credits) – Optional.

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

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) £14,000 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £14,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 -- With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL (iBT): 72.0 -- With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
  • PTE Academic: 51.0 -- With at least 51 in all components