MSci Biochemistry (C701)

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UCAS code C701
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £24,700 per year
  • International students: £24,700 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
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

About MSci Biochemistry

The centrepiece of the MSci Biochemistry degree 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. The MSci 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. You can tailor the course to suit your interests across all years by combining your study of biochemistry with a choice of subject options.

In the first year these include anatomy, pathology, microbiology, pharmacology and physiology. Your second year combines biochemistry and molecular genetics with a choice of units covering topics such as neurophysiology, infection and immunity, mathematics and languages.

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.

You will learn about the context in which scientific research is undertaken through the Science and Society unit and complete your studies by choosing two advanced options, which could include Synthetic Biology, Cell Biology of Development and Disease, and Protein Assemblies and Molecular Machines.

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

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject or A*AB including A in Chemistry and B in another core science/mathematics subject
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAC including AA in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject or ABB including A in Chemistry and B in another core science/mathematics subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and 5 at Higher Level in another core science or mathematics subject (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and 5 at Higher level in a core science or mathematics subject (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations)
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 12 credits at Distinction from Chemistry units and at least 12 at Distinction from units in another science.
Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDD in Applied Science (2016 series), with Distinction in all of units 13, 14 and two of 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 20 or 21, or DDD in Applied Science (any series) plus A in A-level Chemistry
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in Chemistry and another science/mathematics subject, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall, with 8.5 in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject
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International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Core science/mathematics subjects include Biology, Further Mathematics, Human Biology, Mathematics and Physics.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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