Biochemistry is the study of living systems at a molecular level. Biochemists are interested in the components that make up cells, how they are formed and how they interact to function. You will study the structure and function of macromolecules such as proteins, nucleic acids and carbohydrates, and biological systems from cell extracts to whole organisms. Biochemistry is the foundation for modern-day drug design and development, and is based on the study of 3D structure of drugs and their protein targets. It complements the field of pharmacology and drug delivery. Our research in biological sciences is consistently ranked as internationally excellent. We offer a flexible programme structure, taught by dedicated teaching staff who are world leaders in their research disciplines, using state-of-the-art facilities. Within the School of Biological Sciences, a wide range of subject choices is open to all students beyond first year.