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Biochemistry

BSc
  • UCAS code C700
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2019

The course

Gain insights into the intricate, elegant workings of the building blocks of life in Biochemistry at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The course provides a comprehensive coverage of the principles of biochemistry, and includes a range of options that span the spectrum from medically-oriented biochemistry, through biochemistry in plants, to industrial applications of biochemistry.

You’ll gain invaluable laboratory experience across all three years of your degree. In year 3, you’ll complete an individual project, becoming part of our renowned research culture. The School of Biological Sciences was ranked 25th in the UK for influential research output by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, and our low student-to-staff ratio maximises your contact time with our internationally respected and enthusiastic academics. Many of our former students have contributed to published scientific papers.

Our campus is close to several sites of national scientific importance, including Windsor Great Park and the Millennium Seed Bank, while our on-site glasshouses, marine and freshwater aquaria and plant and animal cell culture facilities provide opportunities for rewarding independent study.

The skills and experience you’ll gain studying Biochemistry will make you an attractive prospect to employers. A combination of laboratory experience, ground-breaking research and a wide range of additional skills and competencies have helped our graduates find work in fields from forensic medicine to biotechnology. Pursue your passion for the fascinating principles of biochemistry and graduate with the skills and qualifications you need to find success in your chosen field.

  • On-site marine and freshwater aquaria, glasshouses and plant and animal cell culture facilities for rewarding independent study.
  • Conduct an individual research project in your third year and experience our renowned research culture.
  • Join a close-knit and supportive learning community with a high staff-to-student ratio.
  • Gain invaluable transferable skills to take into the workplace, including lab experience, numerical skills and communication skills.
  • Summer placements offered to help you gain invaluable work experience.
  • A close-knit graduate network to draw on, with alumni often visiting Royal Holloway to share their experiences.
91%

of our graduates are employed or go on to further study within six months of graduating.

Source: DLHE, 2017

76%

of Biological Sciences research rated world leading or internationally excellent.

Source: REF, 2014

93%

overall student satisfaction.

Source: NSS, 2017

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