Glyndwr University

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry (with Foundation Year)

Why choose this course?

Our BSc (Hons) Biochemistry degree introduces students to a range of industry standard and novel techniques focused on producing high quality graduates with excellent further study and employment opportunities.

This course will:  

  • Provide a broad practical based Biochemistry curriculum
  • Develop competence in scientific methods of enquiry and problem solving
  • Enable students to develop an in-depth knowledge in the field of Biochemistry and acquire a critical awareness of current issues and developments in the subject
  • Enable students to learn practical skills in our brand-new teaching laboratories on the Plas Coch campus 
  • Enable students to be integrated into the culture of research from enrolment through to graduation where they will interface with researchers from other disciplines. They will work alongside MRes and PhD students as well as Post-doctoral researchers on independent research projects in both the second and final year of the course
  • Adopt an approach to learning and teaching utilising the university Active Learning Framework (ALF), which embraces the importance of flexibility, accessibility and building a sense of community 
  • Equips you in a wide range of industry standard and novel techniques applicable in Biochemistry

Entry Requirements

The academic requirements for the course are 48-72 UCAS tariff points at GCE A-level or equivalent.


6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

  • The main employers of biochemistry graduates in the public sector are; Environment Agency (EA), government departments; National Health Service (NHS); research institutes and education. Biochemistry graduates are also employed in industry. Typical employers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, water and agricultural companies. Other employers include scientific and medical publishers and the Intellectual Property Office (as patent examiners).

Due to the balance of skills and knowledge students can also gain employment in areas such as sales and marketing, technological firms and law firms.

Course Details


The foundation year will introduce you to a range of scientific concepts and methods which underpin biological sciences. You’ll gain thorough training in laboratory skills and will develop your analytical and mathematical skills. Students will be encouraged to develop their own abilities in science, with a basic bank of knowledge across the main scientific areas.


  • Science & the Environment
  • Laboratory and Field Skills
  • Introduction to Experimental Design and Mathematical Analysis
  • Introduction to Science
  • The Skills You Need
  • Contextual Studies


Year one of the programme establishes a platform of core knowledge across key subject areas including biology, chemistry, mathematics and statistics, whilst also introducing you to immunology and microbiology.


  • Introduction to Chemistry (Core)
  • Cell Biology, Biochemistry & Genetics (Core)
  • Maths and statistics for science (Core)
  • Essential skills for the Life Sciences (Core):
  • Professional Practice for the Biomedical & Life Sciences (Core)
  • Introduction to Immunology & Microbiology (Core)


Year three of the programme largely comprises specialist modules to give you the necessary knowledge in key areas of biochemistry. You will be primed in research methodology and will design and carry out a mini project to prepare for the final year project.


  • Advanced Biochemistry (Core)
  • Cell & Molecular Biology (Core)
  • Applied Microbiology (Core)
  • Advanced Laboratory Skills for the Biomedical & Life Sciences (Core)


The final year of study focuses upon topics at the forefront of current research in biochemistry and will further develop your critical and analytical skills. A significant part of the final year is a 40 credit research project in which you will carry out an independent piece of research in an area of special interest to you.


  • Research Project (Core)
  • Structural and Functional Biochemistry (Core)
  • Bioinformatics (Core)
  • Nanomedicine and Biochemistry Futures Advances in Medicine (Core)
  • Drugs & Toxicology (Core)
*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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