University of St Andrews

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BSc (Hons) Biochemistry

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Studying in a faculty The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the BSc (Hons) Biochemistry programme of study is through the Faculty of Science. The programme details of this course are provided by: School of Biology: The School of Biology is one of the leading departments of Biology in the UK offering a wide breadth of biology degrees from Marine Biology to Molecular Biology. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), 95% of Biology’s research was judged to be ‘world leading', 'internationally recognised’ or ‘excellent’ which complements our excellent grading in teaching quality and consolidates our commitment to research-led scholarship. Distinctive features of this course Within the degree programme you will study a broad foundation across the range of Biology. The programme progresses to biochemistry with molecular biology with options across a range of cellular topics, and incorporates substantial practical laboratory training and development of quantitative skills. You can expect to have the opportunity to engage with a number of specialist topics that reflect the research interests of the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences including for example, protein structure and function, gene regulation, bioenergetics, and drug design. It may be possible to spend a semester or year studying abroad as part of this degree programme. Please see for details. Programme details You will be able to choose modules from our Module Catalogue which is published annually as module availability can change from year to year. As a Single Honours student you will gain more than three-quarters of your Honours years credits in a single subject area.

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BSc (Hons) Biochemistry University of St Andrews