BSc Biochemistry: University of Sussex

Javascript is required to view this map.
BSc Biochemistry: University of Sussex, Biochemistry Office, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG, Brighton, United Kingdom
Course Language(s) 
Course Beginning 
3 years
Scholarship and Grants

+44 (0)1273 678057


About the programme

Biochemistry seeks to understand and explain living systems at the molecular level. It is a scientific discipline that finds applications across the biomedical and biological sciences and underpins the biotechnology revolution.

In Year 1, you gain a general grounding in biochemistry with contributions from subjects such as chemistry, physiology and genetics. You will undertake practical work with most of the courses in the list opposite. This provides the necessary background for the wide range of courses available in the second and final years.

Biochemistry courses form the basis of the second year. You will cover how a knowledge of biochemistry helps us to understand both the development of disease processes, and how the body responds to infection.

Because of the breadth of your studies in the first and second years, you will have a wide range of courses to choose from in the final year. You can choose to specialise with topics in biochemistry, or combine these with courses from other areas of life sciences, for example chemistry, genetics or developmental biology.

Admission requirments

A level

  • Typical offer: In the range ABB-BBB
  • Specific entry requirements: A levels (or equivalent) must include Chemistry and one other science subject. In addition, you must have GCSE (or equivalent) in both Mathematics and English, at grade C

International Baccalaureate

  • Typical offer range: 32 to 34 points overall, including Higher Levels in both Chemistry and another science subject

English language requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 overall and not less than 6.0 in both the Listening and Writing sections.
  • Internet-based TOEFL with 90 overall, including at least 24 in Speaking and 25 in Writing.
  • The University also accepts a range of other qualifications:
    • GCSE or IGCSE English as a first language: grade C.
    • GCSE English or IGCSE as a second language: grade B.
    • Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE): grade B.
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grade C.
    • Cambridge English Language 1119: between grades 1 and 6.

People who viewed 'BSc Biochemistry: University of Sussex' also found interest in following institutions . . .