BSc(Hons) Biochemistry: University of East London

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BSc(Hons) Biochemistry: University of East London, School of Health and Bioscience, University of East London, Romford Road, London E15 4LZ, London, United Kingdom
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3 years full-time (4 years sandwich) or 5 years part-time
+44 (0)20 8223 3333


About the programme

Biochemistry, the study of biology at the molecular level, has seen dramatic growth in its scope and importance in recent years. Knowledge of biochemistry is essential to understanding biology, and the rapid development of areas such as genetic engineering will ensure that biochemistry remains at the forefront of scientific practice.

Career opportunities

The qualification opens many opportunities within and outside biochemistry. Destinations of recent graduates include: laboratory-based work in hospitals, research institutes, industrial and pharmaceutical laboratories; research and development consultant; higher degrees in biochemistry; further study in other disciplines; nursing, physiotherapy, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy; or teacher training (eg, via a PGCE programmes at UEL).

Admission requirments

  • 200 UCAS tariff points or equivalent
  • They also accept AVCE, passing a minimum of 6 modules, Advanced GNVQ and BTec National Diploma. All students should also have English and Maths GCSE (A-C grade) or be able to offer alternative equivalent qualifications (Level 2 Key Skills in Numeracy and Communications).
  • Applicants with overseas or alternative qualifications are considered on an individual basis. If your first language is not English your ability to understand, write and speak English must be good enough to allow you to cope with your studies. You must have one of the following:
    • English GCSE grade C or above
    • Level 2 Key Skills in Communications
    • A minimum score of 6.0 on IELTS
    • the Cambridge Proficiency Certificate (C), the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (B)
    • TOEFL (550 paper-based test or 213 computer-based test.)

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