You will develop a thorough understanding of the molecules and processes that underpin areas of Biochemistry including microbiology, cell biology, genetics, biological chemistry, metabolism and biomolecules. You will also receive training in key skills through our personal tutoring system.
- Biochemistry Key Skills I: this module comprises a series of academic tutorials with a personal tutor and a series of workshops and lectures on Biochemistry and career management.
- Biological Chemistry: this provides a grounding in chemistry and analytical techniques that are core to biochemistry.
- Biomolecules: this provides an overview of the key biological molecules including how they are synthesised and degraded.
- Cells to Systems: this provides a basic introduction to life at a range of scales from single cells and their components to organ systems.
- Genetics: provides an introduction to genetics at both the molecular and population levels.
- Metabolism: introduces the major metabolic pathways demonstrating their integration and regulation.
- Microbiology: provides an introduction to bacteria, viruses and fungi and their pathogenicity and applications within modern biochemistry.
You will further your knowledge of topics that you studied in Year 1 and continue to build on your key skills and integrate the knowledge you gain across modules.
- Analytical Biochemistry: provides in-depth knowledge across a range of analytical techniques that are applied throughout biochemistry.
- Applied and Industrial Biochemistry: focusses on the application of biochemistry in the real world from pharmaceutics to biotechnology.
- Biochemistry Key Skills II: provides tutorial-based support to enhance transferable skills as well as developing core mathematical and statistical techniques.
- Cell Membranes and Energy Generation: develops understanding of the importance of the cell membrane both in terms of defining a cell and for the generation of energy.
- Immunology: introduces both the cellular and molecular components of the immune system and their applications within biochemistry.
- Molecular Biology: describes the properties of nucleic acids and the tools and techniques used to study them.
- Protein Structure and Function: relates the structure of proteins from the amino acid level upwards with their function and describes the techniques available to study proteins.
The placement year is an opportunity for you to set your studies in context and gain experience by taking a placement in the UK or abroad. Read more below.
You will apply your fundamental knowledge to a range of advanced topics and undertake an individual original research project.
- Advanced Biotechnology: explores the application of biochemistry to industrial processes and how these interact with the environment.
- Advanced Cell Signalling: develops advanced understanding of how signal transduction cascades are initiated and regulated.
- Biochemistry Project: allows you to undertake a substantial piece of independent research from across the spectrum of biochemistry.
- Bioethics: explores the ethical and moral implications of a range of research topics and how research is regulated.
- Biological Membranes: provides an opportunity to explore and analyse a range of biochemical data connected to the topic of biological membranes.
- Molecular Medicine: examines the molecular and biochemical processes essential for life and how perturbations of these can lead to disease.
- Redox Biochemistry: covers how biomolecules are involved in reduction and oxidation reactions and the impact of these on the cell and organism.
- Research Skills: includes a series of workshops exploring advanced biochemical techniques as well as providing a literature-based introduction to your final year project.