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Biochemistry

Our Biochemistry degree offers extensive hands-on training and embraces contemporary research in important new areas such as genomics, synthetic biology and protein engineering.

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Why study with us

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Flexibility

Our innovative, research-driven degree programmes are highly flexible, enabling you to tailor your course to suit your interests.

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World-leading research

Our School plays a lead role in several University Research Institutes.

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Career prospects

93% of our graduates reported that they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation (2016/17).

Why study Biochemistry?

Biochemistry is the study of the molecular basis of life. It contributes to advances in all life sciences, including medicine, and has been at the forefront of many scientific discoveries, from the structure of DNA to the decoding of the human genome. And new advances are being made every day.

Courses

Biochemistry (BSc)

Full time, 3 years

Our Biochemistry degree offers extensive hands-on training and embraces contemporary research in important new areas such as genomics, synthetic biology and protein engineering.

Biochemistry (MBiochem)

Full time, 4 years

Our Biochemistry degree offers hands-on training and embraces contemporary research in important new areas such as genomics, synthetic biology and protein engineering.

Biochemistry with Preliminary Year (BSc)

Full time, 4 years

Our Biochemistry degree offers extensive hands-on training and embraces contemporary research in important new areas such as genomics, synthetic biology and protein engineering.

Biochemistry with Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year (BSc)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Our Biochemistry degree offers extensive hands-on training and embraces contemporary research in important new areas such as genomics, synthetic biology and protein engineering.

Biochemistry with Professional Training Year (BSc)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Our Biochemistry degree offers extensive hands-on training and embraces contemporary research in important new areas such as genomics, synthetic biology and protein engineering.

Biochemistry with Professional Training Year (MBiochem)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 5 years

Our Biochemistry degree offers extensive hands-on training and embraces contemporary research in important new areas such as genomics, synthetic biology and protein engineering.

One of the benefits of being a student at Cardiff School of Biosciences is having access to very high-quality, research-driven teaching. All of the lecturers that we have here are researchers right at the edge of their fields, working on really frontier stuff. It’s really interesting and really captures your imagination.
Robert Maddison School of Biosciences student

Learning from the best

The world faces unprecedented challenges to sustain ecosystems and keep its growing population healthy. Bioscience has a crucial role to play in understanding the underlying mechanisms and researching solutions.

At the School of Biosciences, you are taught by world-leading researchers and will gain hands-on experience.

Bringing the School of Biosciences to you

As a student at the School of Biosciences, you will become the next generation of cutting-edge scientists. To give you the opportunity to see what it would be like studying with us, we are bringing our School to you with a series of talks from our lecturers as well as a 360 tour.

Dr Emma Yhnell answers some of your frequently asked questions about our courses.

Dr Andrew Shore, lecturer and Senior Admissions Tutor for the School of Biosciences, talks us through more of your frequently asked questions.

Building a career

From cancer researchers to carnivore keepers, environmentalists to science bloggers, our graduates go on to enjoy a wide range of successful and rewarding careers.

We support students to develop the scientific knowledge, hands-on experience, and transferable skills required by employers in today’s global job market.

Professional training year

Gain valuable first-hand research experience by taking a Professional Training Year, standing you in good stead for the remainder of your degree and your post-university career.

Careers

We support students to develop the scientific knowledge, hands-on experience, and transferable skills required by employers in today’s global job market.

Integrated master’s degrees

Our integrated master’s degrees offer a solid foundation for aspiring researchers and those seeking a career in science.

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