(2018 Entry)

BSc (Hons)

The Biochemistry course scored 97% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey in 2016. Keele’s Biochemistry programmes offer broad and stimulating coverage of modern biochemistry.

Single Honours
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Placement year
3 years/ 4 years with international or placement year

UCAS code: C701

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Course Overview

Whether you choose to study as combined honours or single honours, you’ll be studying life at the molecular level, investigating the most exciting areas of contemporary life science and medical research.

You might explore the secrets of the human genome, or the individually tailored molecular therapies of the future.

Particular emphasis is placed on human and mammalian biochemistry, especially relating to health and disease. Single honours includes more biochemistry modules* and also includes choices from a pool of elective modules (either directly related or free choice). You can create a four year degree by doing a work and industrial placement between the second and third year.

What will this mean for my future?

When you graduate, the broad and detailed understanding of biochemistry you’ll have developed at Keele will open up a world of appealing career options. You could choose to work in a directly related field, perhaps as a clinical biochemist, medical bioscientist, forensic scientist, research scientist, toxicologist or science teacher. Or you might branch out a little further, and become a health and safety inspector, training standards officer, science writer or technical author.

Indicative modules

First Year

  • Nature’s Tools: Proteins and Enzymes 
  • Metabolism: Major Metabolic Pathways 
  • Information and Inheritance 
  • Case Studies in Biochemistry* 
  • Biochemistry Research Techniques*

Second Year

  • Gene and Protein Engineering 
  • Molecular, Cellular and Structural Immunology 
  • Metabolism in Health and Disease 
  • Endocrinology and Cell Signalling 
  • Microbes, Viruses and Parasites* 
  • Medical Glycobiology*

Third Year

  • Life Sciences Research Project (Experimental or Non-Experimental) 
  • Biochemistry and Therapy of Disease 
  • Structural Biology and Macromolecular Function 
  • Case Studies in Biotechnology

*Modules Only Available For Single Honours Students 

Major route Biochemistry has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology and we are seeking accreditation for single honours and some dual honours combinations.