University for Development Studies
Bachelor of Science Course in Biochemistry
During this course you will study the processes of living things and how they are explicable in terms of the properties and interactions of the molecules from which they are made - and how errors in these processes can cause disease. As a student in Leicester, you will be part of a department responsible for internationally-recognised research, from structural studies of isolated molecules, through investigations of gene expression and microbial biotechnology, to cancer cell and molecular biology. First year This year is common to all of our biological sciences degrees. Modules Adaptation and Diversity Biochemistry Genes Microbiology and Cell Biology Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience Second year Three of your five options will be the core biochemistry modules: Biochemistry 1: From Genes to Proteins Biochemistry 2: Molecular and Cell Biology Biochemistry 3: Cellular Regulation of Energy and Metabolism You can then choose any two other option modules from the available list. You will also study a Research Topic. Optional Year Abroad If you choose a four-year course you will spend your third year on a work placement or studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, the USA or Japan. Final year Three of your four options will be the core biochemistry modules: Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology Gene Expression: Molecular Basis and Medical Relevance Protein Complexes: From Cells to Molecules Your fourth choice can be any other option module from the available list. You will also complete a Research Project.