Information for undergraduates

BSc Biochemistry students in a lecture

Biochemistry at Bristol

The School of Biochemistry is one of the best departments of its kind in the UK and has an international reputation for excellence in biochemical research. Our teaching is informed by a wealth of wide-ranging and cutting edge research activity dating back to the school’s origins in 1964, ensuring our undergraduate students receive rigorous and relevant tuition via a mixture of lectures, small tutorials and practical sessions.

Our students have access to state-of-the-art teaching facilities, thanks in part to the faculty’s status as a UK Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). We recruit talented students and provide them with a stimulating environment in which to gain a strong grounding in basic science that is highly valued by the medical sector and industry.

Biochemistry courses

Course booklet (PDF, 1.8MB)

Contact us

For any queries about applying for our courses, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office

Phone: 0117 928 9000
Fax: 0117 925 1424

Did you know?

  • BSc Biochemistry with Study in Industry is one of only four degree courses in the UK to be awarded biosciences accreditation from the Society of Biology.
    The Society highlighted many areas of best practice in the School relating both to this course and to our other degree programmes
  • We have many optional units available, giving students the freedom to explore a wide range of topics, or pursue a focused route via our two tailored courses
  • Students can apply to transfer onto Study in Industry from any of our three other courses, and benefit from a year's salaried position in an external research laboratory


Biochemistry is a research-based subject, and those students with a good Honours degree have an excellent chance of following a career in bioscience research. Biochemistry graduates are also in demand in a range of industries and professions

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