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Biochemistry Degrees

Following an in depth foundation in biochemistry, the course broadens out to allow students to focus in more specialist fields. These include biophysical chemistry, which permits the descriptions of biological macromolecules at the atomic level, and understanding the genome and gene regulation.

By the third year optional modules provide you with the opportunity to pursue areas that you find particularly interesting.

Choosing the Biochemistry degree enabled me to continue both biology and chemistry, which I loved so much at A-level.

Alicia P-Neophytou
BSc Biochemistry

Optional modules

Genetics and Genomics (12 CATS)

Evolution (12 CATS)

Neurobiology (12 CATS)

Ecology and its Applications (12 CATS)

Immunology (12 CATS)

Microbial Pathogens (12 CATS)

Year Three core modules

Research Project (30 CATS)

Structural Molecular Biology (12 CATS)

Laboratories and tutorials (18 CATS)

Biological Clocks (12 CATS)

Protein Targeting (12 CATS)

Dynamics of Biological Systems (12 CATS)

Optional modules

Advanced Immunology (12 CATS)

Bioenergy and Biorefining (12 CATS)

Oncology (12 CATS)

Extreme Environment Biology (12 CATS)

Principles of Development (12 CATS)

Synthetic Biology (12 CATS)

Integrative Neuroscience (12 CATS)

Business Studies 1 (15 CATS)

Science Communication (12 CATS)

Business Studies 2 (15 CATS)

Introduction to Secondary Teaching in Biology (24 CATS)

IATL module (Any of the modules available from this list, in their 12 CAT version)

BSc Biochemistry with placement year (Year 3)

A placement year can be taken between second and third years of study. It can be either a year of work experience or a year of study abroad.

MBio Biochemistry department based (Year 4)

Extended Research project (80 CATS)

Research Skills (30 CATS)


MBio Biochemistry with industrial placement (Year 4)

Extended research project in industry (90 CATS)

Research Skills (30 CATS)

Students take a minimum of 126 CATS in year 1 (CATS = credits).

Progression requirements are in place for MBio students at the end of their second year, if requirements are not met then students move to a BSc degree.

With permission, students can take additional modules such as language modules; these require specific approval from the School of Life Sciences.

Our course and module content and schedule is continually reviewed and updated to reflect the latest research expertise at Warwick. So it is therefore very important that you check back here for the latest information before you apply and when you accept an offer (as set out in our terms and conditions).


BSc Biochemistry (C700)

BSc Biochemistry with Placement Year (C701)

MBio Biochemistry (C1A2)

MBio Biochemistry with Industrial Placement (C1A6)

Duration: BSc 3 or 4 years / MBio 4 years
Typical offer for BSc: ABB
Typical offer for MBio: AAB
Starts: October

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All of our undergraduate degrees are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) and our MBio degrees hold advanced accreditation. RSB accredited degrees undergo rigorous, independent assessment to ensure a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers.

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