BSc (with Honors) in Biochemistry

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September
    Please note that applications for the 2020/2021 academic year will open in December 2020 and close on May 31, 2021.

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From 22,130 € / year

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Program description

BSc Biochemistry is the study of living organisms, particularly the human body, at cellular and subcellular levels and is an excellent stepping stone to enter medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy. </ span >

Major subjects are biochemistry and cell biology, genetics, biotechnology, metabolism, and protein science, with an emphasis on understanding normal and pathological states. The theoretical course is complemented by practical classes, where the principles and methodology of the investigation are learned.

The School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology is very active in research. Last year research projects are carried out in state-of-the-art laboratories, under the supervision of internationally renowned researchers. BSc Biochemistry provides you with a solid foundation in research, analytical approaches, and critical thinking.

Biochemistry graduates have excellent career prospects in the biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and in the broad area of ​​biomedical research, including drug development and disease diagnosis. BSc Biochemistry is recognized by the Teaching Council.

Why choose this course

The School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology is very active in research, giving you access to a wide range of cutting-edge knowledge.

Biochemistry undergraduate students have the opportunity to engage in research first-hand through an independent research project in their senior year. The master’s and doctoral research opportunities for graduates in biochemistry are excellent.

Biochemistry graduates enjoy excellent employment opportunities and have a wide variety of career options in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, biomedical, environmental monitoring, and medical diagnostics. </ span >

A degree in Biochemistry is an excellent foundation for all careers related to human health and is a very appropriate entry-level degree for graduate medicine.

Information about skills and careers

BSc Biochemistry provides you with extensive scientific knowledge and research skills. You also gain transferable skills including: teamwork, communication, writing, presentation, problem solving, and analytical skills.

Biochemistry graduates work in a wide range of areas. Biochemists work in companies and research laboratories in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, biomedical, environmental monitoring, and medical diagnostics. Biochemists also work in the education sector as teachers and lecturers.

Job opportunities are plentiful, salaries are competitive, and career development opportunities are good. A large number of science graduates opt for further training through master’s and doctoral degrees, as this enhances job opportunities and prospects for professional development.

Program structure

  • Introduction to biochemistry and the biological bases of diseases
  • Cells, biomolecules, genetics and evolution
  • Physiology and structure of plants and animals
  • Fundamentals of modern chemistry Part 1
  • Foundations of modern chemistry Part 2
  • Calculus for science Part 1
  • Calculus for science Part 2
  • Microbiology in society
  • Physics for Biological and Chemical Sciences

Students select a grade sequence (based on their choice of year 1 electives) of:

  • Applied Plant Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds
  • Chemistry with Forensic Sciences
  • Science Education (Chemical or Biology Route)
  • Microbiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology

The subjects that you will study from the second year onwards depend on the program you enter from the previous options.

Admission requirements

  • The minimum requirement 1 x H4, 1 x H5, 4 x O6 / H7; Math and lab science courses are required.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an official degree translated into English will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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