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Biochemistry

University of Edinburgh

Venues

King's Buildings Campus

Content

This programme offers you an academically-challenging and career-developing study of biological systems at the molecular and cellular level.

Biochemistry is fundamental to most areas of life-science; it has a major impact on modern medical research and is essential in the pharmaceutical, nutrition, forensic, bioengineering, agricultural and environmental industries.

The programme is designed to produce highly skilled and motivated biochemists that are suitable for employment in the life-sciences or for further academic research.

You will be taught to apply chemical and physical principles to biological molecules in complex living systems in order to expand your understanding of the molecular basis of the processes which take place within these organisms.

Through a combination of taught courses, practical skills training and laboratory-based research, you will explore the structures, dynamics, interactions and metabolic pathways of biological molecules, from small molecules to large macromolecular complexes.

You can exit at the end of 9 months with PgDip Biochemistry.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in biochemistry, biological sciences (with some relevant chemistry components) or chemistry (with some relevant biology components).

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months

Faculty

College of Science and Engineering

Department

Biological Sciences

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.ed.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General