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University of Dundee

Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

University of Dundee
In Dundee

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Dundee (Scotland)
Duration 4 Years
Start September
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Dundee (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    4 Years
  • Start:
    September
Description

What are Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology?
Biochemistry involves the study of complex processes in cells and organisms at the molecular level. Molecular genetics is concerned with the structure and function of the genetic material, and molecular biology with the functions of the cell's macromolecules.

The boundaries between Biochemistry and its related disciplines are, however, becoming less distinct. We reflect this by providing a common structure to the degree programmes for these subjects in your first three years of study.

Depending upon your choice of project and taught topics at Level 4 you can graduate with a degree in either Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Molecular Genetics.

International reputation
The University of Dundee is recognised internationally as one of the leading centres for biochemical research, including areas such as cell signalling, cell and developmental biology, cell division, diabetes and cancer research.

Our teaching is research-led, meaning that the degree programmes benefit from association with research of international standard and its commercial and biomedical applications, and from the active participation of many leading scientists in the field.

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Where and when

Location

Starts

Dundee
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Fulton Building, DD1 4HN

Starts

SeptemberNow taking bookings

To take into account

· Who is it intended for?

A degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics or Molecular Biology opens the door to many career options. Graduates in these areas are in great demand in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, food, biotechnology and healthcare industries, with openings for laboratory work or in the marketing, sales and management areas. Comparable openings can be found in the various agricultural, medical and veterinary research institutes, hospitals and the scientific Civil Service. Dundee is a rapidly expanding centre for biotechnology with new firms opening and forming links with our biochemists. Work placements are encouraged and provide an exciting taste of the new industries. Many of our students enter areas of employment not directly related to science, often as trainee managers or salespersons.

· Requirements

AABB at Higher including biology and chemistry, plus mathematics (Standard Grade at 3 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C) ABB (minimum) - AAB (typical) including A-Level biology and chemistry, plus GCSE mathematics at C / 4

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Achievements for this centre

2019

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What you'll learn on the course

Immunology
Biology
Microbiology
Plant Science
Biochemistry
Genetics
Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Drug Discovery
Bioinformatics
Developmental Biology
Biomedical

Course programme

Level 1 - core modules
  • BS11001 - Introduction to the Life Sciences: the early years
  • BS11002 - Introduction to the Life Sciences: why go multicellular?
  • BS11003 - Laboratory and Research Skills 1A
  • BS11004 - Laboratory and Research Skills 1B
  • BS11005 - Introduction to Maths, Physics & Chemistry
  • BS12001 - Life: building the organism
  • BS12002 - Life: the underlying structures
  • BS12003 - Laboratory and Research Skills 1C
  • BS12004 - Laboratory and Research Skills 1D
  • BS12005 - Science in Society (optional)
  • BS12008 - Introduction to Scientific Enterprise (optional)
Level 1 - optional modules
  • BS11006 - The Poison Pen (optional)
Level 2 - core modules
  • BS21001 - The Evolution of Modern Life
  • BS21002 - The Gene and the Cell
  • BS21003 - Laboratory and Research Skills 2A
  • BS21004 - Laboratory and Research Skills 2B
  • BS22001 – Biomedical Sciences (20 credits)
  • BS22002 – Biological Sciences
  • BS22003 – Laboratory and Research Skills 2C
Level 2 - optional modules
  • BS21008 - Bioinorganic, Biophysical and Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences Workshops
  • BS21009 - Data analysis for the Life Sciences
  • BS21010 - Introductory Programming for Life Sciences
  • BS21011 - Developing Scientific Enterprise
Biochemistry levels 3 and 4

Level 3

At Level 3 you specialise much more in biochemistry, molecular genetics and molecular biology, and you choose additional subjects that interest you to study alongside your main subject.

Level 3 - core modules
  • BS31003 - Molecular Structure & Interactions
  • BS31004 - Biochemistry & Cell Biology
  • BS31005 - Genetics
  • BS31006 - Gene Regulation & Expression
  • BS32006 - Cell Signalling
  • BS32011 - Practical Project A
Level 3 - optional modules
  • BS32003 - Drug Discovery and Development
  • BS32005 - Cell & Developmental Biology
  • BS32008 - Plant Science
  • BS32009 - Immunology
  • BS32010 - Applied Bioinformatics
  • BS32012 - Practical Project B
Level 4 - core modules
  • BS41004/07 - Research Project
  • BS41005/06 - Research Skills
  • BS42010: Advanced Gene Regulation & Expression
Level 4 - optional modules
  • BS42003: Advanced Bioinformatics
  • BS42005: Advanced Plant Sciences
  • BS42006: Advanced Immunology
  • BS42007: Cancer Biology
  • BS42008: Stem Cells in Development and Disease
  • BS42009: Advanced Molecular Microbiology
  • BS42012: Parasitology
  • BS42013: Advanced Cell Signalling
  • BS42027: Cancer Pharmacology and Treatment
Molecular Biology levels 3 and 4

Level 3 - core modules

You can choose either Practical Project A or Practical Project B
  • BS31003 - Molecular Structure & Interactions
  • BS31004 - Biochemistry & Cell Biology
  • BS31005 - Genetics
  • BS31006 - Gene Regulation & Expression
  • BS32004 - Molecular Microbiology
  • BS32011 - Practical Project A
  • BS32012 - Practical Project B
Level 3 - optional modules
  • BS32003 - Drug Discovery and Development
  • BS32005 - Cell & Developmental Biology
  • BS32006 - Cell Signalling
  • BS32007 - Organic Synthesis
  • BS32008 - Plant Science
  • BS32009 - Immunology
  • BS32010 - Applied Bioinformatics
  • BS32022 - Human Morphogenesis and embryonic development
  • BS32029 - Cell Proliferation and Survival Mechanisms Underlying Disease
  • BS32030 - Data and Statistical Analysis
Level 4 - core modules
  • BS41004/07 - Research Project
  • BS41005/06 - Research Skills
  • BS42009: Advanced Molecular Microbiology
  • BS42010: Advanced Gene Regulation & Expression
Level 4 - optional modules
  • BS42003: Advanced Bioinformatics
  • BS42004: Advanced Modern Drug Discovery
  • BS42005: Advanced Plant Sciences
  • BS42006: Advanced Immunology
  • BS42007: Cancer Biology
Molecular Genetics Level 3 and 4

Level 3 - core modules

You can select either Practical Project A or Practical Project B
  • BS31003 - Molecular Structure & Interactions
  • BS31004 - Biochemistry & Cell Biology
  • BS31005 - Genetics
  • BS31006 - Gene Regulation & Expression
  • BS32011 - Practical Project A
  • BS32012 - Practical Project B
Level 3 - optional modules
  • BS32003 - Drug Discovery and Development
  • BS32004 - Molecular Microbiology
  • BS32005 - Cell & Developmental Biology
  • BS32006 - Cell Signalling
  • BS32007 - Organic Synthesis
  • BS32008 - Plant Science
  • BS32009 - Immunology
  • BS32010 - Applied Bioinformatics
  • BS32022 - Human Morphogenesis and embryonic development
  • BS32029 - Cell Proliferation and Survival Mechanisms Underlying Disease
  • BS32030 - Data and Statistical Analysis
Level 4 - core modules
  • BS41004/07 - Research Project
  • BS41005/06 - Research Skills
  • BS42010: Advanced Gene Regulation & Expression
Level 4 - optional modules
  • BS42003: Advanced Bioinformatics
  • BS42004: Advanced Modern Drug Discovery
  • BS42005: Advanced Plant Sciences
  • BS42006: Advanced Immunology
  • BS42007: Cancer Biology
  • BS42008: Stem Cells in Development and Disease
  • BS42009: Advanced Molecular Microbiology
  • BS42011: Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • BS42012: Parasitology
  • BS42013: Advanced Cell Signalling
  • BS42027: Cancer Pharmacology and Treatment

Additional information

Overseas students (non-EU) Fee -  £20,950 per year of study

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