Summary: This course includes an integrated foundation year, ideal if you don’t have the appropriate subjects and/or grades to go straight into year one. Indicate your point of entry as Year 0 when applying. Biochemistry brings together biology and chemistry to look at processes at molecular level, and is relevant to a range of disciplines including genetics, microbiology, forensics, plant science and medicine. You can complete an optional work placement year. Course details: This course will be of particular interest if you want to develop your knowledge and skills in subjects such as biotechnology, molecular biology, biomedical sciences and analytical techniques currently used by the industry, particularly the pharmaceutical and drug discovery sectors. It takes you on a journey of studying chemical compounds and reactions occurring in the cells of living organisms including the molecular and biochemical analysis of life processes. It makes you appreciate how different macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids) interact to create life. You learn how gene expression is controlled and how it brings diversity in life, what goes wrong that causes metabolic diseases, how modern genetic tools such as CRISPR and stem cells are at the cusp of bringing revolution in gene therapy and healthcare. You also learn about microbiology, microbial diversity and how we counter infectious diseases. You are introduced to concepts such as drug resistance and its development. Through a carefully curated seminar series you are updated on cutting-edge research. After the course: Employers include hospitals, agriculture, food industry, education, cosmetics and the pharmaceutical sector. Students who take a work placement year gain experience favoured by graduate recruiters.