About this course
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:
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.
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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