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Biochemistry BSc Honours


Course content
This degree programme in biochemistry focuses on core themes from a wide range of science subjects including chemistry, molecular biology and immunology. After your first year, you will focus on cellular biochemistry and as you progress a wide choice of biochemistry module options is available.
Unique to this course are the two opportunities to gain relevant work experience – the one-year placement of 120 credits and a 30 credit work experience module. You can use the Placement Office to help secure relevant placements.

What will you gain?
As well as a deep understanding of the subject, you will also gain a wide range of knowledge and skills related to some of the biggest current issues in public health as well as first-hand experience in our cancer and microbiology research groups. You will have developed the techniques required in the microbiology, immunology and bioscience industries along with the knowledge and skills that employers want in medical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and public health education. You will also have the chance to become a member of the Middlesex Biochemical Society.


Year 1

  • Biological Techniques (30 credits) – Compulsory
  • Metabolic Biochemistry (15 credits) – Compulsory
  • Cell Biology (15 credits) – Compulsory
  • Genetics (15 credits) – Compulsory
  • Introduction to 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

Year 3

  • Sustainable Biotechnology (15 credits) – Optional
  • 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
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry II (15 credits) – Optional
  • Biology Work Experience (30 credits) – Optional
  • Biochemistry of Human Disease (15 credits) – Compulsory