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The award
MSci

How long you will study
5 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 1820 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 18000 per year

All study options

About Biochemistry at Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde

Why this course?

This course is a five-year Integrated Masters degree with entry into either Year 1 with Highers or Year 2 with Advanced Highers or A-levels. 

Biochemistry is the study of how cells work at molecular level. Together with the related field of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry provides important advances into understanding the molecular basis of life, and how alteration or disruption of these molecular pathways leads to disease processes.

This Masters degree is for students who want to specialise in a single biomedical science. It's particularly relevant if you want to pursue a research career.

In Years 1 to 4, you'll follow the same curriculum as one of the joint Honours bioscience degrees. In Year 5, you'll focus on developing research skills and knowledge. A significant part of this course is project-based.

What you'll study

Years 1 & 2

Subjects include molecular bioscience, biology of organisms, chemistry for bioscience, an introduction to infection and immunity, nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, cell and molecular biology and human physiology.

You'll also choose two elective subjects from other departments across the University.

Years 3 & 4

You'll specialise in biochemistry and learn about laboratory methods and data collection and presentation.

Year 5

This year, you'll carry out a research project and specialise in Biochemistry.

Key facts

  • UCAS code: C720
  • Integrated Masters:research-led fifth year of study
  • Second-year entry:available for suitably-qualified students
  • Facilities:new state-of-the-art laboratories

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

Fees & funding

How much will my course cost?

All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.

Scotland/EU

  • 2017/18 - £1,820

Rest of UK

  • 2017/18 - £9,250

Bachelor degrees at Strathclyde will cost £9,250 a year, but the total amount payable will be capped at £27,750 for students on a four-year Bachelors programme. Students studying on integrated Masters degree programmes - for example MSci, MEng and MPharm - will pay £9,250 for the Masters year.

International

  • 2017/18 - £18,000

Additional fees  

Course materials & costs 

Lab coats and safety goggles 

  • approx £25 

PVG scheme (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) 

Masters of Pharmacy students must pay for a PVG certificate during their first semester at a cost of £57.  This is applicable across all schools of pharmacy.  

Please note: All fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

How can I fund my studies?

Students from Scotland and the EU

If you're a Scottish or EU student, you may be able to apply to the Student Award Agency Scotland (SAAS) to have your tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Scottish students may also be eligible for a bursary and loan to help cover living costs while at University.

For more information on funding your studies have a look at our University Funding page.

Students from England, Wales & Northern Ireland

We have a generous package of bursaries on offer for students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales

You don't need to make a separate application for these. When your place is confirmed at Strathclyde, we'll assess your eligibility.Have a look at our scholarship search for any more funding opportunities.

International Students (Non UK, EEA)

We have a number of scholarships available to international students. Take a look at our scholarship search to find out more.

Available scholarships

We have a wide range of scholarships available. Have a look at our scholarship search to find a scholarship.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Minimum grades

Required subjects are indicated following minimum accepted grades.

Highers

Year 1 entry: AAAB or AABBC (Chemistry B, Biology/Human Biology B, Maths National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B; English National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B)

Advanced Highers

Year 2 entry: AB (Chemistry B, Biology/Human Biology B, in addition to requirements for Year 1 entry above)

A Levels

Year 1 entry: BBB (Chemistry B, Biology B, Maths GCSE B, English Language B or English Literature B)

Typical entry requirements: ABB

Year 2 entry: ABB (Chemistry and Biology (AB/BA), Maths and English as Year 1 entry)

Typical entry requirements: AAA

Please note if you are taking the newly reformed Biology A level, we'll require you to pass the practical assessment included in the A level.

International Baccalaureate

IB: 34 (two science subjects Chemistry/Biology/Physics HL5, Maths SL5, English SL5 )

HNC/HND

Year 1 entry: relevant HNC, A in Graded Unit or relevant HND, BB in Graded Units

Year 2 entry: relevant HND, AB in Graded Units

Year 3 entry: relevant HND, AA in Graded Units

Additional information

Widening access

We want to increase opportunities for people from every background. Strathclyde selects our students based on merit, potential and the ability to benefit from the education we offer. We look for more than just your grades. We consider the circumstances of your education and will make lower offers to certain applicants as a result.

Find out if you can benefit from this type of offer.

International students

Find out entry requirements for your country.

Degree preparation course for international students

We offer international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree at Strathclyde the option of completing an Undergraduate Foundation year programme at the International Study Centre.

You can also complete the online application form, or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

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