Biochemistry with Genetics BSc Hons
What will you study?
Your degree enables you to study Biochemistry with a focus on the genetic blueprint of life, DNA. The first year consists of a range of modules designed to provide you with a broad overview of both subject disciplines, with modules such as Genetics, Protein Biochemistry, and Human Physiology.
In your second year, you'll study a range of biochemical and molecular biology subjects including several modules designed to develop key laboratory skills required by scientists in these areas. These modules include Biochemical Techniques, Cell Biology Techniques, and DNA Technology.
As with our other schemes, the final year of your Biochemistry with Genetics degree is designed to allow you to tailor your studies to suit your interests. You'll be able to select from a diverse range of subjects including Medical Genetics, Protein Biochemistry, Neurobiology, and Cancer.
Where could it take you?
Studying Biochemistry at Lancaster gives you an ideal base from which to continue to postgraduate study for MSc or PhD qualifications. You can also look forward to a promising career in areas such as pharmaceuticals, the food industry and forensic science. The transferable skills and analytical training you'll gain during your degree will allow you to enter diverse fields including management, marketing and finance. The experience of different cultures and the contacts students establish during overseas study will add significantly to your degree studies.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Typical entry requirements
For courses starting in 2014:
A-level: AAB. To include a minimum of AS-level Chemistry and 2 A-levels from Biol/Chem/Comp/Env Sci/Geog/Maths/Physics/Psychology. We normally expect three A-levels
General Studies: Only accepted if taken as one of four A levels
Key skills: Not included in offer
GCSE: Maths (B) and English Language (C)
Scottish Highers: ABBBB inc. Chemistry
Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
International Bacc: 35 points overall with 16 from the best three HL subjects
IELTS: 6.5 overall (with at least 6 in each element)
Mature students: Applications welcome - interview usual. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information.
Lancaster University has committed£2.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2014, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2014 we will have the following financial support available:
AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a£1,000 Bursary,a£1,000 Fee Waiverand a£1,000 Accommodation Discountin the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years.
*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2013.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
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- Cell Biology (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Pre-medical Studies : Certificate of Higher Education
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UCAS Code: C7C4
For Entry: 2013, 2014
Duration: Full time 3 Year(s)
Department: Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences
Phone: +44 (0)1524 593265
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