MSci Biochemistry

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Application method Entry by transfer from C700, C720 or C790 at the end of year 2
Course duration 4 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 This course was new for entry in 2017 and this data is not yet available.

About MSci Biochemistry

The centrepiece of the Biochemistry MSci is an extended research project that allows you to develop in-depth expertise in your area of specialism and acquire the skills required to embark on a research career. Like our related BSc programme, the MSci programme covers all the major aspects of biochemistry, with an emphasis on cutting edge research.

The first two years of the MSci are identical to the BSc. In year one, you will study biochemistry and biological chemistry, and choose from a wide selection of optional units. As a second year student you will study biochemistry, molecular genetics, and another unit of your choice. You will also receive training in transferable and employability skills.

In your third year you will learn about a range of advanced topics in biochemistry and cell biology, and participate in a laboratory-based research training unit where you will develop the skills needed to define and solve research problems. This prepares you for a research-intensive fourth year, where you will spend up to 16 weeks on an individual research project under the supervision of one of our research group leaders.

A 'Science and Society' unit will help you understand the context in which scientific research is undertaken, and you will complete your studies by choosing two advanced options from Synthetic Biology, Cell Biology of Development and Disease, and Protein Assemblies and Molecular Machines.

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 MSci Biochemistry - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
AAA including AA in Chemistry and a science/mathematics subject
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
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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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