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Biochemistry (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
Typical Offer
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3 years
Course Type
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About this course

Biochemistry answers the ultimate questions about how living organisms work. It covers topics from DNA to proteins, single molecules to cells, all the way up to complex lifeforms. You'll study the molecular processes of life itself, and gain the skills to become a biochemist.

Our Biochemistry course will let you explore the biochemical sciences, and develop your laboratory skills.

Our teaching staff are at the forefront of research in areas like:

  • the molecular basis of disease

  • oncology

  • structural biology

  • DNA recognition

  • cell signalling

 As part of your degree you can:

  • choose specialised, optional modules in areas that interest you

  • solve problems in areas like pathology, pharmacology, and genetics

  • study abroad at one of our partner universities

  • take a year out to work in industry

  • develop practical skills during your project

  • use your knowledge of biochemistry in education, communication or business

You'll gain the knowledge and skills needed to follow a wide range of careers. These include biochemistry graduate jobs in clinical biochemistry, biotechnology, forensic science and teaching.

“The many transferable skills I have gained from studying Biochemistry at Southampton have enabled me to secure a graduate position at the professional services organisation PWC.”
Isabel King, 2016 Graduate

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.