Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

Gain insights into the intricate, elegant workings of the building blocks of life in Biochemistry at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The course provides a comprehensive coverage of the principles of biochemistry, and includes a range of options that span the spectrum from medically-oriented biochemistry, through biochemistry in plants, to industrial applications of biochemistry. Our flexible degree structure allows you to tailor your course to your own interests, even within the first year.

You’ll gain invaluable laboratory experience across this four years degree. In year 4, you’ll complete an individual project, becoming part of our renowned research culture. The Department of Biological Sciences was ranked 25th in the UK for influential research output by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, and our low student-to-staff ratio maximises your contact time with our internationally respected and enthusiastic academics. Many of our former students have contributed to published scientific papers.

Our campus is close to several sites of national scientific importance, including Windsor Great Park and the Millennium Seed Bank, while our on-site glasshouses, marine and freshwater aquaria and plant and animal cell culture facilities provide opportunities for rewarding independent study.

The skills and experience you’ll gain studying Biochemistry will make you an attractive prospect to employers. A combination of laboratory experience, ground-breaking research and a wide range of additional skills and competencies have helped our graduates find work in fields from forensic medicine to biotechnology. Pursue your passion for the fascinating principles of biochemistry and graduate with the skills and qualifications you need to find success in your chosen field.

Our year in industry degrees are highly valued by employers and they give you the chance to gain first-hand experience of the world of work and to apply your learning to real-world scenarios. Your year in industry will start at the end of year 2.

- On-site marine and freshwater aquaria, glasshouses and plant and animal cell culture facilities for rewarding independent study.

- Conduct an individual research project in your fourth year and experience our renowned research culture.

- Join a close-knit and supportive learning community with a high staff-to-student ratio.

- Gain invaluable transferable skills to take into the workplace, including lab experience, numerical skills and communication skills.

- Summer placements offered to help you gain invaluable work experience.

- A close-knit graduate network to draw on, with alumni often visiting Royal Holloway to share their experiences.

Course Modules

Please refer to our website for information: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/biological-sciences/biochemistry.aspx

Start Date:

21/09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £20,900 Overseas Fees