University of East Anglia

MSci Biochemistry

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University of East Anglia
In Norwich (England)

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Important information

Typology Master
Location Norwich (England)
  • Master
  • Norwich (England)
Description

Join our internationally renowned School of Biological Science based at the heart of the Norwich Research Park, with 100% of our research recognised as internationally excellent (REF 2014). Our Biochemistry course gives you plenty of optional modules, providing you with the opportunity to study many different branches of both biology and chemistry.


We are home to world class academics and some of the best facilities in the country. The majority of learning will take place in lectures, seminars and practical laboratory classes providing you with invaluable contact time, while learning through first-hand experience.


Our graduates are highly sought after. With a degree in Biochemistry, you could enter professions in a range of sectors including forensic science, food production, medical biochemistry, science patenting or teaching. Many of our graduates are accepted onto fast-track graduate training schemes with multinational companies.

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Where and when
Starts Location
Sep-2018
Norwich
University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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Starts Sep-2018
Location
Norwich
University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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Reviews on this course

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Victoria Heath
15/06/2017
What I would highlight: Lots of friendly people around and plenty of opportunities to work for the student union.
What could be improved: .
Course taken: June 2017
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Biology
Biochemistry
Organic Chemistry
Project

Course programme

The degree is a four-year programme that consists of an in-depth introduction to fundamental biochemical science in the first year, followed by flexible second and third years that allow you to tailor your course to biology, chemistry or a balance of both.

In year 3 you’ll also take a laboratory module which bridges the gap between undergraduate laboratory modules and postgraduate research. In year 4 you will select from a range of advanced level taught modules and undertake a project that will involve you in an active research group, investigating a topic at the forefront of modern biochemistry.

First year

The first year is designed to give you a grounding in fundamental biochemistry, incorporating compulsory modules such as: Fundamentals of Molecular Biology and Genetics; Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Biochemistry; Chemistry of Carbon-Based Compounds; Bonding, Structure and Periodicity; Practical and Quantitative Skills in Chemistry; and Physical and Analytical Methods in the Biomolecular Sciences.

Second year

Your second year will build upon the skills gained in year one with further compulsory modules (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysical Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry), while allowing you to begin focusing your attention on biology, chemistry or both through options including: Cell Biology, Genetics, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry.

Third year

The third year will introduce you to contemporary topics in biochemistry, as well as more advanced lab skills. There are only a few compulsory modules at this stage – Molecular Enzymology in Biology and Medicine; Protein Structure, Chemistry and Engineering; Advanced Laboratory – and a very wide range of optional modules to help you really tailor your studies toward the end of the degree.

These include Microbial Biotechnology; Genomes, Genes and Genomics; Infection and Immunity; Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry; Inorganic Compounds: Structure and Function; Organic compounds: Structure and Properties; and Microbiology.

Fourth year

The final year is based around an in-depth, advanced research project that will allow you to get to grips with a genuine problem at the cutting edge of biochemistry. You’ll get involved in a working research group and contribute to their ongoing work – there’s a wealth of really exciting research taking place at UEA that could form the basis of your project.

Alongside the research project, you will also take three optional advanced modules across chemistry and biology, from a range including: Medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, biological chemistry, microbiology, biotechnology and molecular medicine.

Additional information



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Scholarships and Bursaries
We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.
The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.