This is a single Honours programme run jointly by the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Chemistry. In the early stages it provides a sound foundation in the chemical principles that underlie biochemistry and introduces aspects of cellular and molecular biology. In the third and fourth years, a wide range of courses is offered by both Schools which provides you with the opportunity to bias your degree programme towards biology or chemistry as suits your interests.
In the final two years, specialist courses are available which deal with current developments in various biochemically-related fields, such as medicinal chemistry, plant or microbial biotechnology and protein engineering. Final year research projects in some of these fields may be carried out in either School or in the affiliated Institutes.
In years 4 and 6 you also have 20 credits of Free Choice which allows you to select from a huge range of units offered by BIO and other Schools within the University.
UK/EU £9,000; International £14,900Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 72 months Languages Take an IELTS test
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6 TOEFL iBT® test : 78
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We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:
If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.
The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.
We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.
A2-level Chemistry and Grade B in AS Level Maths or Physics are required for this course. In addition to this, applicants are asked to have two other A2-level subjects. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.
Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3, including 12 Level 3 credits in Chemistry and 6 Level 3 credits in either Maths or Physics.
Students are required to have GCSE Mathematics at Grade B and English Language at Grade C.
No work experience is required.