All living things function and operate as a result of chemical processes. Medical Biochemistry at Royal Holloway, University of London helps to provide an understanding of these essential chemical processes, exploring the molecular basis of disease. Pursue your passion for Medical Biochemistry at Royal Holloway and work towards joining the ranks of scientists striving to develop new methods of disease prevention and treatment. You’ll study in our state-of-the-art School of Biological Sciences, where a recent £16 million investment has helped to secure cutting-edge technology including mass spectrometry, bioinformatics and gene and protein sequencing equipment. The flexible degree programme lets you tailor your learning in years 2 and 3, selecting from a variety of optional courses ranging from Microbiology to Pharmacology and Toxicology and Biology of Parasitic Diseases to Molecular and Medical Microbiology. Learn how to make clinical diagnoses of diseases in a course taught by health professionals from local hospitals, and become a part of our renowned research culture in your year 3 lab-based independent research project. The School of Biological Sciences was ranked 25th in the UK for influential research output by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, and many of our former students have contributed to published scientific papers. The skills and experience you’ll gain as a Medical Biochemistry student will make you a highly attractive candidate to employers in a variety of sectors. You’ll gain laboratory experience across all three years and receive a grounding in physiology, genetics and microbiology as well as biochemistry for medicine. Our alumni have gone on to careers in fields including forensic medicine, biotechnology and medical research. Learn from specialist medical professionals based in local hospitals. Gain invaluable transferable skills to take into the workplace, including lab experience, data handling and communication skills. Take part in world-class research led by renowned academics, with 76% of our Biological Sciences research ranked world-leading and internationally excellent. Join a close-knit and supportive learning community with a high staff-to- student ratio. Graduate with a Royal Society of Biology accredited degree.