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University of Bedfordshire

Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

Foundation Year, Undergraduate
3 years, 4 years
Tuition fee

Course description

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This 4-year degree programme is designed for candidates who wish to work in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology sector. The university offers its students high-end laboratory facilities to facilitate the acquisition of specialist knowledge and skills. Biochemistry BSc (Hons) students exchange knowledge with other students from related disciplines, such as health science or biotechnology.

Why study for a BSc (Hons) Biochemistry degree?

  • The department works with respected companies in the industry that guarantee employment for graduates, such as Glaxo Smith Kline, Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and Cellmark Forensics
  • Lecturers in the department are scientists who work on important research in the fields of viruses, cancer, lifestyle diseases and autoimmunity
  • The lecturers are experts in research areas, having had the opportunity to work for institutions such as Cambridge University, Imperial College London and King’s College London

What skills does a BSc (Hons) Biochemistry graduate gain?

  • Expertise in pharmacology
  • Skills needed to work in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry
  • Professional knowledge in fields such as genetics, cell and molecular biology, bioinformatics, pharmacology development, biotechnology, genetic engineering
  • Skills in analytical thinking, communication, problem solving

At which university should I choose a course?

Our proposition for the Biochemistry BSc (Hons) course is University Square in Luton.

This course is organized by:
School of Life Sciences

This course awards the qualifications:
BSc Hons

Foundation year:

Pre-settle/Settle status/UK passport*/indefinitive leave to remain


Two years’ working experience(CV)
High school or technical school leaving certificate with an average of 3.0/ Baccalaureate passed at 45% overall

Language test:

Internal language test passed at 4.5pct level (scale 1-8)

Year one:

Pre-settle/Settle status/ British passport/indefinitive leave to remain


Baccalaureate passed with an average of 60% in all subjects

Language test:

Internal language test passed at 5.5pts (scale 1-8)
*People who only hold a UK passport can only apply through our agency if they are over 25 years of age