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Biochemical research underpins a great deal of the core knowledge in life sciences. In particular, the discipline has helped illuminate many of the problems that have fascinated and perplexed molecular bioscientists. The Biochemistry MSci provides an invaluable foundation for postgraduate study or a dynamic career within this area.
In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
In the first year of the degree you will take compulsory core modules similar to those taken in the first year of other biosciences programmes. This will provide a firm interdisciplinary foundation for your studies. In year two you will take a number of compulsory modules, with some optional module flexibility. This flexibility will increase in year three.
Year three starts to build an integrated, research-based platform for the discovery of research skills and advanced molecular biosciences. It involves advanced techniques modules and a compulsory investigative data-analysis project. It will prepare you for your final year, which is research intensive.
The final year of your degree will focus principally on an extended (3.0 course unit) research project. It will be supplemented by a research techniques module and a dissertation.
Grades - AAA
Chemistry required plus one from Biology, Mathematics or Physics.
English Language and Mathematics at grade B. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
Points - 38
A total of 18 points in three higher level subjects including Chemistry at grade 6, and one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics, with no score below 5.