Kingston University London - Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

Kingston University London

Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

Do you want to contribute to work that could help solve many of life's biggest challenges? This course will help you understand the molecular processes that control life, from molecules (such as DNA and proteins) and cells, to the complex structures of whole organisms.

In your final year, you'll select from options such as Advanced Analytical Science, Clinical Chemistry and Haematology, and Chemotherapy of Infectious and Neoplastic Diseases. Choosing a specialist topic that inspires you, you'll have the opportunity to work on an independent research project.

You'll acquire the knowledge and technical skills to work in a wide variety of roles, including those in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. You'll also be able to go on to do further research and contribute to our understanding of how biochemistry underpins all human life.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB). You'll receive one year's free associate membership once you graduate.
  • You can choose to take a four-year sandwich degree, with a year's overseas study, or an industrial placement to give your career a head start.
  • You'll gain extensive practical experience in laboratories that have recently had a £6.8 million investment.

Entry Requirements

  • 112–128 UCAS points from a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications.
  • A-levels to include Chemistry with a minimum of grade C and Biology.
  • With foundation year: 32 points.
  • IELTS of 6.0, with no element below 5.5.

Career Prospects

You'll be ready for graduate entry to careers in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, forensics, medicine, teaching and business management. This degree also provides a base for postgraduate study.


 opportunities after 

completing Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

  • Analytical chemist.
  • Biomedical or forensic scientist.
  • Data scientist.
  • Ecologist.
  • [jobs in] energy, environment and health.
  • Engineer.
  • Food, bio- or nano- technologist.
  • Pharmacologist.

Course Details

this course provides you with a firm foundation in the biological and chemical principles on which life is based. You will gain a comprehensive overview of biochemistry, from the atomic level to that of the whole body. Subject areas include the fundamentals of chemistry, cells and tissues, genetics and molecular biology. A scientific and practical skills module will also introduce you to important laboratory techniques and the necessary mathematics, statistics and IT required by biochemists.

Year 1

Genes, Cells and Tissues
The Biochemical Foundations of Life
Foundation Chemistry
Scientific and Laboratory Skills
Accreditation Skills Portfolio 1

Year 2

Proteins and Metabolism
Molecular Biology of the Cell
Principles of Pharmacology with Research Methods
Analytical Science
Accreditation Skills Portfolio 2

Year 3

Core Modules:
Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics
Current Concepts in Biomolecular Science
Project (Bioscience)
Accreditation Skills Portfolio 3
Optional Modules:
Advanced Analytical Science
Chemotherapy of Infectious and Neoplastic Diseases
Clinical Chemistry and Haematology (Blood Sciences)

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