501–600 th
World University Rankings 2020
57 th
University Impact Ranking 2019
61 st
Young University Rankings 2012
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Biochemistry and Biology - Keele University

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Biochemistry and Biology. Biochemistry and Biology is the perfect combination to study the complexity and diversity of life from the molecular level, up to the level of the whole organism. We offer a contemporary laboratory and field-based programme, with opportunities to study or work at partner institutions in Europe and Malaysia. We will equip you with the skills to tackle increasingly problematic and complex issues surrounding our ever growing and ageing human population, our medical problems, and the impacts our actions have on each other and on life on Earth. Combining Biochemistry and Biology gives you the chance to approach problems from the molecular and organismal level. The Biochemistry element of the course covers mainly mammalian Biochemistry and has a focus on health and disease. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in field courses and undertake research projects. A four year version of the course provides the opportunity to take an industrial placement or an international year between your second and third years. This includes the possibility of completing a placement at one of a number of research institutes in Europe. For example, our students have done placements at the prestigious Pasteur Institute in Paris, home to a number of Nobel Prize winners. A degree in Biochemistry and Biology is the first step towards a broad variety of careers. These can include the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food industries, the NHS and environmental health sector and research within the biological, environmental and medical sectors. The applied nature of the course will equip you with a range of transferable employability skills of relevance to careers in the Biosciences as well as in other graduate careers where numeracy and an objective scientific approach to problem solving are valued.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich including industrial placement
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,KeeleUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250