Your teaching will take place in a variety of different formats. Lectures are an important part of the biochemistry course. In addition, there are small-group workshops and seminars, plus computer-aided learning, and dedicated internet-based resources.
You will have access to extensive laboratory facilities enabling a wide range of molecular, biochemical, cellular, neurophysiological and behavioural studies to be undertaken.
We adjoin the 1,400-bed Queen's Medical Centre, enabling collaboration with clinical departments, and are linked to University Park Campus by a footbridge.
Assessment is through exams, coursework and research projects. The first year is a qualifying year, which you have to pass but which doesn't count towards your degree. Grades obtained in the following years make up your degree.
BSc or MSci?
The BSc courses will give you a sound understanding of biochemistry and provide you with a variety of employment opportunities, including postgraduate studies. The MSci allows you to further develop and extend your research skills, which will enable you to compete for the best postgraduate positions.
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