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Biochemistry (MBiochem)

Master of Biochemistry
4 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

We've changed some parts of this course for the 2020 to 2021 academic year due to coronavirus (COVID-19). These changes may affect how we'll teach you and which modules you'll take.

The programme specification addendum (PDF, 135 KB) has all the latest details.

Modern biochemists study the molecular processes of life. It covers topics from DNA to proteins, single molecules to cells, all the way up to complex lifeforms. Our Master's of Science in Biochemistry (MBiochem) will prepare you for a career in clinical biochemistry, biotechnology or pharmacology. It also provides the perfect foundation for further research or a PhD.

Our course will give you a good understanding of biochemistry, and develop your practical skills in a laboratory.

Our teaching staff are researchers at the forefront of their field. You'll learn how biochemistry can help us develop new drugs, and you'll explore:

  • cell biology

  • pathology

  • pharmacology

  • genetics

In the fourth year, you can work with our research teams on an original, in-depth research project. You'll research the molecular basis of disease, oncology, structural biology and DNA recognition. It will give you a chance to improve your research skills, and help us understand this fascinating field.

As part of your degree you can:

  • take a year out to work in industry

  • study abroad at one of our partner universities

  • specialise in particular areas, tailoring the degree to your own interests

  • take specialist skills modules to learn about cutting-edge technologies

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

With a master's in biochemistry, you'll be ready for a wide range of biochemistry careers.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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