Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine BSc
Medical School Queen's Medical Centre, University Park Campus, Nottingham, UK
In Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine BSc you will learn how to expertly link knowledge of the molecular fundamentals of life to the human condition and use this knowledge in the development of modern medicines.
With this degree you will develop biomedical expertise alongside core biochemistry techniques. Biochemistry is the scientific basis for a majority of medical knowledge and advances in understanding, diagnosing and treating disease.
The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Modules (including methods of assessment) may change or be updated, or modules may be cancelled, over the duration of the course due to a number of reasons such as curriculum developments or staffing changes. This content was last updated on Wednesday 1 March 2023.
Students must pass Year 1, the qualifying year, to continue
their studies. The pass mark is 40%.
In the year 3 (BSc) plan, year 2 contributes 33%, and year 3, 67% of the final degree mark.
In the 4 year (MSci) plan, year 2* contributes 20%, year 3 contributes 40% and year 4 contributes 40%
*55% average is required to remain on this plan and transfer to the BSc is automatic if this is not met.
Exams happen twice a year at the end of each semester.
Find out more about our teaching on our school website
Core hours of directed learning are 9 am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, with Wednesday afternoon reserved for sports and other societies. Occasionally lectures are held from 5-6 pm. Classes start on the hour and should finish by 45 minutes past the hour, to enable students and staff to get to their next engagement. All lectures are recorded for inclusion and for revision purposes.
Each hour of contact time should be followed with approximately 1-3 hours* of self-directed study. On average there are 20 hours contact time with staff per week.
On completion of the course, you will have developed a thorough understanding of the fundamental aspects of cell biology, biochemistry, and genetics.
Your research skills will be at a level that allows you to compete for the best postgraduate positions. Throughout the course you will have built up a range of transferable skills in presentation, interpretation and criticism of scientific data. These are all skills valued by employers.
Recent graduate destinations include:
Find out more about the career options available to biochemistry graduates, including recent Nottingham graduate destinations by visiting our careers page.
Average starting salary and career progression
96.5% of undergraduates in the School of Life Sciences secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £20,000 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £41,600.*
* Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates who were available for employment, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.
Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.
Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.
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