Biochemistry: University of Southampton

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Biochemistry: University of Southampton, School of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences Building, University of Southampton, Bassett Crescent East, Southampton SO16 7PX, Southampton, United Kingdom
3 years
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Course overview

Biochemistry offers some of the major current intellectual challenges and a potential source of great practical benefit for mankind. Developments in Medicine and Biotechnology in the last few years have resulted from the application of molecular biology. They can now manipulate genes and modify proteins and have analysed the complete sequence of the human and other genomes. These developments emphasise the power of the molecular approach to biological systems, which is the essence of Biochemistry.

In the programmes you will follow you will build on a solid foundation to learn about the recent advances in understanding and interpretation of experimental work, as well as many of the modern methods and applications of biochemistry.

This degree provides broad training in biochemistry, with core subjects covered in years one and two, and the opportunity to specialise in year three. The flexible structure of our programme offers a wide range of options, and in year two you can choose modules from across the School of Biological Sciences, as well as other disciplines. In year three you will undertake a research project in an area of your choice.

Course content

  • Molecular basis of life
  • Cellular and genetic mechanisms
  • Analytical methods in biochemistry
  • Molecular and cellular biochemistry
  • Protein structure and function
  • Molecular biology
  • Medical biotechnology
  • Molecular basis of disease
  • Molecular pharmacology
  • Cell membranes and molecular recognition
  • Genes and genetic disease

Entry requirements

  • A levels: ABB, including one A level in a science-related subject (mathematics accepted)
  • IB: 34 points, 15 at higher level
  • Intake: 30
  • Average applicants per place: 4

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