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Biochemistry and Pharmacology

University of Strathclyde

Content

Years 1 and 2
Students on all the biosciences degrees study the same classes in the first two years. This means you can defer your ultimate choice of degree until the end of Year 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 also choose two elective subjects from other departments across the University.

Years 3 and 4
You'll specialise in the area in which you plan to graduate. In the Honours year, you’ll carry out a research project in either subject and present a dissertation of your work. This could be lab-based research.

You can also take part in enterprise projects of commercial significance for a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company in the west of Scotland. Student exchange programmes offer the chance to study and take part in lab-based research abroad.

Transfer to the MSci Biochemistry or Immunology may be possible at the end of Year 4, subject to performance.

Entry Requirements

2021 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at AABB or AAAC including Biology (or Human Biology) and Chemistry at B plus English and Maths at National 5 at B. Higher English preferred.

Entry to year 2 may be possible with Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry at BB plus above.

Widening Access entry:
4 or 5 Highers at AABB or AABCC including Biology (or Human Biology) and Chemistry at B plus English and Maths at National 5 at B. Higher English preferred.

Start Date

October

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

CB72

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

Faculty of Science

Department

Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

SCQF Level

10

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General