BSc Biochemistry (Part time)

BSc Biochemistry (Part time)

University of East Anglia
Logo University of East Anglia
Provider rating: starstarstarstarstar_border 8 University of East Anglia has an average rating of 8 (out of 1 reviews)

Need more information? Get more details on the site of the provider.

Starting dates and places

There are no known starting dates for this product.

Description

This is a single Honours programme run jointly by the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Chemistry. In the early stages it provides a sound foundation in the chemical principles that underlie biochemistry and introduces aspects of cellular and molecular biology.

In the third and fourth years, a wide range of courses is offered by both Schools which provides you with the opportunity to bias your degree programme towards biology or chemistry as suits your interests.

In the final two years, specialist courses are available which deal with current developments in various biochemically-related fields, such as medicinal chemistry, plant or microbial biotechnology and protein enginee…

Read the complete description

Frequently asked questions

There are no frequently asked questions yet. If you have any more questions or need help, contact our customer service.

Didn't find what you were looking for? See also: Biochemistry, BSc, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Chemical Physics.

This is a single Honours programme run jointly by the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Chemistry. In the early stages it provides a sound foundation in the chemical principles that underlie biochemistry and introduces aspects of cellular and molecular biology.

In the third and fourth years, a wide range of courses is offered by both Schools which provides you with the opportunity to bias your degree programme towards biology or chemistry as suits your interests.

In the final two years, specialist courses are available which deal with current developments in various biochemically-related fields, such as medicinal chemistry, plant or microbial biotechnology and protein engineering. Final year research projects in some of these fields may be carried out in either School or in the affiliated Institutes.

In years 4 and 6 you also have 20 credits of Free Choice which allows you to select from a huge range of units offered by BIO and other Schools within the University.

How to Apply

Please apply directly to the School of Biological Sciences. It is not necessary to apply through UCAS for our part-time degree programmes. Please download and complete the School of Biological Sciences Part-Time Study Application Form [PDF, 50KB]


Course Organiser:Dr. Nick Watmough
  • Undergraduate
    • Search Undergraduate Degrees
    • Apply
    • Fees & Funding
    • Request a prospectus
    • Visit Us
    • Mature Students
    • Parents and Family
    • Sixth Form Students
    • Year 7-11 Students
    • Teachers
  • Postgraduate
  • International Students
  • International Preparatory Courses
  • Study Abroad
  • Information for New Students
  • myUEA
Entry Requirements A Level: ABB including Chemistry and AS Level Maths or Physics at grade B International Baccalaureate: 32 points including 3 HL Subjects at Grade 5 including Chemistry and SL Maths or Physics at grade 5 Scottish Highers: AABBB including Chemistry and either Maths or Physics Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB including Chemistry and either SL Maths or Physics at grade B Irish Leaving Certificate: AABBBB at higher level including Chemistry and either Maths or Physics Access Course: See below HND: Please contact university for further information European Baccalaureate: 75% overall, including 7.5 in Chemistry and either Maths or Physics Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:

  • IELTS: 6. overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 78 overall (minimum 20 in Speaking component, 17 in Writing and Listening components and 18 in Reading components.
  • PTE: 55 overall (minimum 51 in any component).

If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.

Special Entry Requirements

A2-level Chemistry and Grade B in AS Level Mathematics or Physics are required for this course. In addition to this, applicants are asked to have two other A2-level subjects. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year.

Alternative Qualifications

We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3, including 12 Level 3 credits in Chemistry and 6 Level 3 credits in either Maths or Physics.

GCSE Offer

Students are required to have GCSE Mathematics at Grade B and English Language at Grade C.

Biological Sciences offer 11 different full-time undergraduate degree programmes (plus three part-time degrees) in a range of subjects. Approximately 150 new undergraduates join us each year to study Biological Sciences (including a range of specialised programmes), Biomedicine, Biochemistry and Ecology.

Our students also have the opportunity of studying abroad for a year in either Europe, North America or Australasia, or spending a year in industry. Indeed we are one of a very few departments in the UK able to offer such a comprehensive spectrum of biology-related degree programmes.

Two of the distinguishing features of the degree courses we offer are excellence and choice. You are able to choose from a large number of degree programmes composed of a wide range of teaching modules. Lectures and seminars introduce the latest ideas and understanding of biology, and you will gain a thorough training in modern experimental methodology through hands-on practical or fieldwork sessions.

Why Study Biology?

The biological sciences comprise a broad range of inter-linked disciplines which encompass the study of life from the molecular level, through cells, tissues and organisms, to populations and ecosystems.

As well as being intellectually interesting, advances in the Biological Sciences have direct relevance to our everyday lives. Examples of this are to be found in new medical treatments, increased agricultural output, the protection of endangered species and the development of new food products. These breakthroughs have improved the quality of life for millions of people over the past few decades, and led to a greater understanding of our impact on the environment and the need for better resource management and conservation.

Some examples of recent advances include:
  • The development of new vaccines
  • The development of rapid and accurate diagnostic tests for infectious diseases
  • The production of recombinant hormones in bacteria, e.g. insulin for the treatment of diabetes
  • The development of new techniques for the forensic detection of crimeThe development of disease and drought resistant strains of crop plants
  • The designation of thousands of wildlife reserves and national parks worldwide to protect and conserve endangered species and areas of special ecological interest
  • The development of biological control techniques to combat weeds and pests thereby reducing the use of herbicides and insecticides
  • The development of bioremediation – using naturally occurring plants or microbes to clean up pollution, e.g. oil spills

Continuing research into the biological sciences is essential if we are to overcome problems such as cancer, HIV and tuberculosis, find ways to treat or cure genetic diseases such as Muscular Dystrophy and Cystic Fibrosis, unlock the secrets encoded in the Human Genome Sequence, protect endangered species, conserve ‘at risk’ habitats, and combat threats such as bioterrorism and emerging infectious diseases. Biological Scientists are at the forefront of biomedical, pharmaceutical, agricultural and ecological research, so if you are looking for an exciting, flexible field of study with excellent career prospects, both within science and in the wider employment market, then look no further than the biological sciences.

Fees and Funding Undergraduate University Fees

We are committed to ensuring that Tuition Fees 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. Full time UK/EU students starting an undergraduate degree course in 2013 will be charged a tuition fee of £9,000. The level of fee may be subject to yearly increases. Full time International students starting an undergraduate degree course in 2013 will be charged a tuition fee of £14,400. The level of fee may be subject to yearly increases.

Students starting a part-time undergraduate course at the University of East Anglia from 2013 will be subject to the new £9,000 fee rate on a pro-rata basis. Part-time students will be able to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the cost of their course fees. The Tuition Fee Loan will replace the previous means-tested Fee Grant and Study Grant. The Fee Loan will not be means-tested.

For more information on part-time funding please see the Government Student Finance website.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Home/EU - The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships. To check if you are eligible please visit http://www.uea.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/finance/university-financial-support

International Students - The University offers around £1 million of Scholarships each year to support International students in their studies. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Our University international pages gives you more details about preparation for studying with us, including Fees and Funding http://www.uea.ac.uk/international



There are no reviews yet.

Share your review

Do you have experience with this course? Submit your review and help other people make the right choice. As a thank you for your effort we will donate £1.- to Stichting Edukans.

There are no frequently asked questions yet. If you have any more questions or need help, contact our customer service.