BSc Biochemistry (C700)

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UCAS code C700
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 110 overall for Single Honours Biochemistry courses
Intercalation This course is available for intercalation

About BSc Biochemistry

BSc Biochemistry covers all the major aspects of biochemistry in detail and will give you a thorough understanding of the latest developments in the subject with an emphasis on practical skills. 

In the first year you will study biochemistry and biological chemistry. You will also have a wide choice of additional subjects including anatomy, cellular pathology, mathematics, microbiology, pharmacology and physiology.

As a second year student you will study biochemistry and molecular genetics as well selecting from a range of other biomedical science related units. You will also receive training in transferable and employability skills. 

There is a strong emphasis on the development of practical and research skills throughout the first two years. This will prepare you for a third year when you will undertake a research project of your own as well as studying topics including advanced biochemistry and cell biology.

This course is available for intercalation.

More about Biochemistry

Find out more about studying Biochemistry at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Typical offer for BSc Biochemistry - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including AA in Chemistry and a science/mathematics subject
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAC including AA in Chemistry and a science/mathematics subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and a science/mathematics subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and a science/mathematics subject
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, including at least 12 credits in Chemistry and 12 credits in one other science or Mathematics, and 15 credits at Merit. Higher Mathematics is recommended and is required for those without GCSE Mathematics at A or A*
BTEC offer DDD In Applied Science plus A-level grade A in Chemistry
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA including Chemistry and another Science/ Maths subject, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall with 8.5 in Chemistry and 8.5 in one other science or Mathematics
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Accepted science/mathematics subjects include Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Mathematics or Further Mathematics

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentA in Mathematics or C in AS-level Mathematics or Physics, plus C in English Language
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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