University of Sheffield

Biochemistry MBiolSci

University of Sheffield
In Sheffield

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Sheffield
Duration 4 Years
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Sheffield
  • Duration:
    4 Years
  • Start:
    Different dates available

This degree will give you specialist knowledge of biochemistry along with a broad grounding in the other molecular biosciences.

In the first year, you'll take a broad-based programme that covers a range of areas in the molecular biosciences. At the end of the first year, before you specialise in years two and three, you're free to transfer between any of the courses in the department. You're not tied to the degree you originally registered for.

In the second year, you'll study your chosen subjects in more depth and develop your practical skills. In the third year there is a practical project. This could involve laboratory research, computing, clinical diagnostics, science communication, or school teaching, depending on your career aspirations.

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Sheffield (South Yorkshire)
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Western Bank, S10 2TN


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To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

You can graduate after three years with a BSc degree, or you can choose the optional fourth year, which leads to an MBiolSci qualification. The four-year MBiolSci has Advanced Accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology, has more focus on laboratory skills, and includes an extensive research project, which can be based in a university or industrial lab. You can transfer in either direction between the three and four-year course during years one to three. This course is one of a range of courses in the molecular biosciences offered by the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

· Who is it intended for?

Many of our graduates are employed in pharmaceuticals and health care, food safety and manufacture, brewing and agrochemicals, forensic science and as NHS scientists. They also work in education, the scientific civil service, bioinformatics or medical schools. Others use their skills in management and commerce. Many choose further study and go on to do research for organisations all over the world.

· Requirements

A Levels

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Heidi Andersen
5.0 08/10/2018
What I would highlight: It is indeed a great way of getting along with difficulty in oral language. It was a good experience in all.
What could be improved: I can't say nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Molecular Biology

Course programme

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course.

First year

Core modules:

  • Practical Molecular Bioscience 1
    • Biochemistry
      • Genetics
        • Microbiology
          • Molecular Biology
          Second year

          Core modules:

          • Practical Molecular Bioscience 2
            • Biochemistry 2
              • Biostructures, Energetics and Synthesis
                • Genes, Genomes and Chromosomes

                Optional modules:

                • Genetics 2
                  • Microbiology 2
                  Third year

                  Core modules:

                  • Project
                    • Biochemistry Data Handling
                      • Literature Review

                      Optional modules:

                      • Assembly of Supramolecular Structures
                        • Biochemical Basis of Human Disease
                          • Biochemical Signalling
                            • Dynamic Proteins
                              • Genomic Science
                                • Membrane Protein Structure and Function
                                  • Molecular Immunology
                                    • Molecular Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology
                                      • Physical Methods for Studying Biological Structures
                                        • The RNA World
                                        Fourth year

                                        Core modules:

                                        • Advanced Literature Review
                                          • Advanced Research Topics
                                            • Introduction to Research Methodology

                                            Optional modules:

                                            • Extended Laboratory Project
                                              • Project in Industry

                                              The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

                                              In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

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