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Biosciences and chemistry

We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in biomedical sciences, biology, forensics, pharmacology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical science, biochemistry and chemistry.

Our staff are active researchers in areas such as human disease, stem cells, DNA profiling, molecular microbiology, drug detection and analytical chemistry. This ensures that our courses are forward thinking.

We hold regular meetings with employers from the NHS, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries ensuring our courses provide the skills and knowledge required for employment.

All of our courses include extended lab sessions carried out in modern well-equipped labs and an optional placement year for undergraduate students.


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BSc (Honours)/MSci Biomedical Science

Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time, plus one year to MSci (optional)

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Gain the skills and knowledge required to become a biomedical scientist. You learn how to apply the latest biological science to fields such as medical diagnosis of disease and illness, and research into causes and treatment of disease. The course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science as a preliminary qualification for Health and... More information

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code B940

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BSc (Honours)/MSci Forensic Science

Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time, plus one year to MSci (optional)

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Analytical and bioanalytical science are at the core of forensic science and are central to your studies on this course. By gaining an in-depth understanding of analytical techniques, you’re able to detect DNA, fibres, drugs or other compounds in crime scene samples. If you choose a career as a forensic scientist, your role will be to provide... More information

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code F410

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If you have a background in biomedical science, biology, medicine and life sciences, this course allows you to develop your knowledge in selected areas of biomedical science. You gain advanced knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis of disease, with focus on the underlying cellular processes that lead to disease. You also learn about... More information

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

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BSc (Honours)/MSci Biology

Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time, plus one year to MSci (optional)

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This course builds on your understanding of biology and develops the skills and knowledge needed for a career in biology, with lab work that reflects the work being carried out in industry and research labs. You learn the latest laboratory skills and techniques in modern and well-equipped facilities. For example, you learn to use specialist cell... More information

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code C100

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If you have a strong science degree then this course can offer you advanced study and a masters qualification in forensic science, learning how to provide important evidence to solve crimes. You are taught a balance of science and law appropriate for practising forensic scientists, and develop the specialist skills and knowledge to gain employment... More information

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

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BSc (Honours)/MSci Human Biology

Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time, plus one year to MSci (optional)

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This course examines how the body functions in terms of its physiology, and looks in detail at cellular events, from the developing embryo to the adult. It also studies the impact of disease and genetics on the human in society. Topics covered will include • cell biology • human reproduction and embryology • physiology • biochemistry. You then... More information

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code C101

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You gain advanced level knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis of disease, with focus on the underlying cellular processes that lead to disease. You also learn about the current methods used in disease diagnosis and develop relevant practical skills.As well as studying the fundamentals of pathology, you can choose one specialist... More information

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

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BSc (Honours)/MChem Chemistry

Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time, plus one year to MSci (optional)

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Develop your practical laboratory skills and build knowledge of chemistry that is relevant to the real world. As a student on this course you investigate biological, environmental and materials chemistry in our specialist labs, in addition to more traditional topics. Your practical studies are carried out in specialist laboratories that use the... More information

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code F100

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BSc (Honours)/MSci Biochemistry

Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time, plus one year to MSci (optional)

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On this course, you gain a foundation in the fundamentals of biochemistry before specialising in areas that reflect your career interests. For example, you may choose to put a greater emphasis on high-tech analytical biochemistry or tailor your course for a career as a cellular molecular biochemist. You spend a considerable amount of your time in... More information

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code C700

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Advance your knowledge of analytical chemistry, your practical skills and professional and organisation skills on this course. You learn the fundamentals of analytical chemistry and how it is applied to pharmaceutical, environmental and materials analyses.The course is taught by researchers with an international reputation in advanced analytical... More information

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

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The course enhances your knowledge and skills in biotechnology and increase your competitiveness in the job market, whether you are a new graduate or already employed and seeking to further your career prospects. The course also prepares you for research in biotechnology at PhD level.Biotechnology is the application of biological processes and is... More information

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

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This course increases your knowledge and skills in pharmacology and biotechnology to increase your competitiveness in the job market or complete research at PhD level. If you are already employed, this course can help you to further your career prospects.The course is delivered by internationally recognised academics who are involved in... More information

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

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This course is suitable if you• wish to pursue research into molecular and cell biology or disease mechanisms at PhD level• want to improve your knowledge and skills to be competitive in the life science jobs market• are currently employed and seeking to improve your career prospectsMost of your practical work is carried out in our teaching... More information

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

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Extended Degree Programme Preparatory year in Biosciences and Chemistry

First year of a full-time four year degree (or five years with one year work placement)

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This course is the first year of our extended degree programme for biosciences and chemistry. It allows you to study a degree if you do not have the usual A level or equivalent qualifications. Successfully completing this preparatory year allows you to continue on one of the following • BSc (Honours) Chemistry• BSc (Honours) Biochemistry• BSc... More information

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code C901

Subject area

Gain the knowledge and practical skills needed to develop methods to determine the levels of active ingredients and contaminants in pharmaceutical preparations.You learn the skills of an analyst and become familiar with the principles of modern instrumental analytical techniques, analytical methods and statistics. You learn how to conduct your... More information

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

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This is a one year, three semester top-up degree, which starts in June. It enables you to build on your existing qualifications to gain an honours degree.Biotechnology is a rapidly developing, multidisciplinary field that is underpinned by topics such as molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology and microbiology. This course develops your... More information

Undergraduate

Full-time

UCAS code J702

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This course is mainly for employees in hospital pathology laboratories and other biomedical and biological laboratories. It allows people in relevant employment to develop their professional skills and integrate their work experience with academic studies. However, opportunities exist for others not working in these environments to take the... More information

Undergraduate

Part-time

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A higher degree by research involves training in research methods and a laboratory based high level scientific  investigation. The nature of the work and the time it takes to finish the research means a research degree is demanding and needs great commitment.Your research takes place with the Biomedical Research Centre (BMRC). The BMRC has been... More information

Postgraduate

Full-time, Part-time

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Study at the highest academic level on an interprofessional course designed for experienced professionals from all areas of health, social care, biomedical science and sport and exercise science. It allows you to focus on your specific research interests to gain a professional doctorate award.Professional doctorates are equivalent to PhDs but... More information

Learn how to share your enthusiasm for biology and inspire the next generation of children and young people. Biology is one of the priority subjects which means that you could be eligible for a tax free bursary depending on your degree class.This course enables you to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). It equips you to teach National... More information

Postgraduate

Full-time

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Learn how to share your enthusiasm for chemistry and inspire the next generation of children and young people.This course enables you to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). It equips you to teach National Curriculum science at Key Stages 3 and 4 and to teach chemistry at higher level Key Stage 4 and post-16 teaching.Chemistry teachers are in... More information

Postgraduate

Full-time

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Learn how to share your enthusiasm for physics and inspire the next generation of children and young people.Good physics teachers are in great demand and there are lots of opportunities for newly qualified physics teacher. Physics is now considered a priority subject, which means you may be eligible for a tax-free bursary of up to £20,000.This... More information

Postgraduate

Full-time

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