BA

Biochemistry

Form of education:Full-time Languages: english Duration:36 months
Local:$ 9k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 15.4k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2021
StudyQA ranking:552

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Description

Biochemistry is the study of life at the molecular level – how genes and proteins regulate cells, tissues, and ultimately whole organisms like you.

Have you wondered what causes diseases such as cancer and diabetes? Would you like to help develop new drug treatments? Biochemistry provides the key to understanding how diseases arise and can be treated.

On this degree you study a wide range of organisms from bacteria to humans. You also learn about the molecular basis of the structure and processes of life.

Biochemistry is at the core of many areas of biology and is responsible for a large number of scientific breakthroughs in medicine and biotechnology. This is why graduates with expertise in biochemistry are increasingly in demand.

Quality and ranking

Newcastle is a National Centre of Excellence in biomedical research and our world-leading expert staff teach at all levels on our degree programmes.

Newcastle is highly regarded for its teaching of biomedical and biomolecular sciences.

We are ranked in the top 10 in the UK in the category of ‘Other subjects allied to Medicine’ inThe Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.

We also achieved an overall student satisfaction of 95 per cent in the 2013 National Student Survey.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 15400 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

Course Content

All of our Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences degrees are divided into two phases:

  • Phase 1 (Stage 1 and semester 1 of Stage 2)
  • Phase 2 (semester 2 of Stage 2 and Stage 3)

Phase 1 provides a broad introduction to biomolecular sciences which is shared by all of our degrees. You can change between any of our degrees at the end of Phase 1 if you wish.

This flexible structure gives you the chance to try a broad range of topics, helping you to see where your interests in biomedical sciences lie before you specialise in Biochemistry in Phase 2.

Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Please be aware that programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

  • BGM1002 Biochemistry
  • CMB1004 Cell Biology
  • BGM1004 Genetics
  • CMB1005 Practical Skills in Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences 1
  • CMB1003 Microbiology and Immunology
  • PED1003 Pharmacology
  • PSC1002 Physiology
  • CMB1006 Practical Skills in Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences 2

Stage 2

Compulsory modules Semester 1

  • CMB2002 Cell and Molecular Biosciences
  • CMB2003 Molecular Medicine
  • CMB2004 Cell and Molecular Biology of the Immune System
  • CMB2005 Practical Skills in Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences 3

Semester 2

  • BGM2056 DNA Replication, recombination and Repair
  • BGM2062 Advanced Protein Analysis
  • BGM2060 Proteins and Enzymes
  • BGM2061 Protein Trafficking and Biological Membranes

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

  • CMB3000 Project
    Or
    CMB3001 Experimental Design and the Process of Research
    Or
    CMB3002 Research Project for Exchange Students
  • BGM3001 Biochemistry of Chronic Diseases
  • BGM3009 Protein-DNA Interactions
  • BGM3024 The Molecular Basis of Cancer
  • BGM3037 Plant and Animal Biotechnology
  • BGM3038 Structural and Molecular Biology in Biotechnology
  • BGM3055 RNA, Genetic Disease, and Development
  • BGM3057 Integrated Biochemistry

Optional modules

You choose one module from the following list:

  • BGM3046 Research in Biochemistry and Genetics
  • BMS3003 Business for the Bioscientist
  • BMS3015 Healthcare Organisation and Practice
  • BMS3016 Science Communication
  • BMS3022 Bioethics

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 90

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered.

- A Levels

AAA-ABB including Biology. Chemistry is required at AS level (minimum grade B) if not offered at A level. GCSE Mathematics and English Language required (minimum grade B) if not offered at A or AS level. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.

- Scottish Qualifications

AAAAA-AABBB at Higher Grade including Biology and Chemistry. Mathematics and English Language required at grade 2 Standard Grade (or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at Higher Grade. Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted.

- International Baccalaureate

34-36 points with Biology and Chemistry at Higher Level grade 5 or above. Standard Level Mathematics or Mathematical Studies required at grade 4 if not offered at Higher Level.

- Irish Leaving Certificate

A1A1A1A1B1 at Higher Level, including Biology and Chemistry.

- Access Qualifications

Considered on an individual basis. These qualifications must be in a science subject and applicants must also have appropriate work experience.

- BTEC Level 5 HND

Not acceptable for entry to this subject.

- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

Not acceptable for entry to this subject.

- Cambridge Pre-U

D3, D3, D3 - D3, M2, M2 in Principal Subjects including Biology, and preferably Chemistry. GCSE Mathematics and English Language required (minimum grade B) if not offered at a higher level.

- PARTNERS - A Levels

BBB including Biology. Chemistry is required at AS level (minimum grade B) if not offered at A Level. GCSE Mathematics and English Language required (minimum grade B) if not offered at A or AS level. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.

The PARTNERS Programme is Newcastle Universitys supported entry route for students from identified schools and colleges. Find out more about the PARTNERS Programme.

- PARTNERS - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

Not acceptable for entry to this subject.

The PARTNERS Programme is Newcastle Universitys supported entry route for students from identified schools and colleges. Find out more about the PARTNERS Programme.

- English Language Requirements

For this degree you will need a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Visit our International Students webpages to find out more about our English language admission requirements and English language support courses offered by INTO Newcastle University.

- International Foundation Programmes

If you are an international student and you do not meet the academic and English language requirements specified above, you should consider a preparation course at INTO Newcastle University, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree course. INTO Newcastle University is based on the University campus and offers a range of courses including the International Foundation in Biological and Biomedical Sciences.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Newcastle University.

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