BSc Biochemistry (with a sandwich year): University of Sussex

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BSc Biochemistry (with a sandwich year): University of Sussex, Biochemistry Office, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG, Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 years
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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. Its rapid rate of development is amazing, making it an exciting and challenging subject to study.

The core biochemistry courses are designed to provide you with essential foundations in a wide variety of topics related to biochemistry, and give you the opportunity to engage with practical laboratory work. They will prepare you for the more advanced options and the research project that you undertake in your final year. You may also opt to broaden your area of expertise and combine your biochemistry with other options, opening up a wider range of career prospects.

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.

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