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Course starts: 14 September 2020Apply now
While biomedical scientists work on diagnosis and disease profiling and biopharmaceutical scientists work on drug discovery and development, biochemistry sits directly in between these disciplines and contributes to healthcare in both areas.
You will examine the origin of life, the study of disease and the complex chemistry and developmental biology of whole organisms. Study areas including biological chemistry, cell biology, clinical chemistry and molecular biology.
We will continue to provide a rich and stimulating learning environment that will consist of a hybrid approach of online teaching and tutorial-based teaching that will be supplemented by focused on-campus laboratory practical classes. Your learning will also be complemented by team-based learning activities that will utilise specialist software packages that will ensure you are able to fully engage with your teaching and your peer group. This hybrid learning approach will enable us to ensure that your time on campus is as safe as possible. Minimising the number of students and staff on campus will enable us to continue to provide essential skills-based sessions, whilst still adhering to Government guidance on social distancing. We will be conducting risk assessments for all laboratory sessions and new appropriate measures will be taken, and our dedicated technical and facilities teams will be ensuring deep cleaning of each teaching space takes place before and after each scheduled session, for your safety. Staff are spending the summer preparing for your arrival and we look forward to meeting you in September for the next step on your journey to a great future at the University of Sunderland.
Our teaching methods address different learning styles and provide a diverse learning experience. The course integrates traditional lecture and laboratory-based learning with active, experiential and enquiry-based learning.
You will be taught via laboratory practical work, tutorials, lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning. We also encourage you to develop independent study skills.
This course shares a common first year with BSc (Hons) Biopharmaceutical Science and BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry, which allows you to easily change course at the end of the first year should one of these routes appeal to you.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is:
|High School Diploma along with one of the following at the required grade - SAT I and SAT II, ACT or Advanced Placement||GPA 3.0 or above and: Sat score of 1250/1600 from SATs AP (Grades 3+ in at least 3 subjects) ACT (score of 30+)|
If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice.
If you don't meet our standard entry requirements, we also offer this course with an Integrated Foundation Year.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Biochemists are employed in an increasingly wide range of roles in biological, environmental and clinical fields, with employment opportunities stretching from healthcare through forensic science to the food and pharmaceutical industries. The typical salary for a graduate Biochemist is £21,000. This salary increases based upon postgraduate and industrial experience.
Companies that have employed our graduates include pharmaceutical multinationals such as GSK, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
The employability of Sunderland graduates reflects our mix of academic rigour and practical skills. To enhance this mix, we encourage you to apply to undertake a one-year placement between your second and final year.
Placements provide an invaluable opportunity to put your learning into practice and understand the context for your new knowledge. As part of the course you will also make several industry visits.
You’ll be taught by passionate academic staff with a broad range of relevant research interests including:
This course gives you the opportunity to develop skills which you can use in a range of employment situations including:
Academic study skills: avoiding plagiarism, time management, reading, note taking, referencing, revision analysis, and scientific writing.
Practical skills: laboratory competency, experimental skills and techniques.
Transferable skills: numeracy, analytical, problem-solving, teamwork, communication, self-management and organisation, application of IT, consideration of ethical and safety requirements, critical thinking, personal development planning and reflection.
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