Why study Biochemistry?
Our programme will teach you to apply chemical and physical principles to increase your knowledge of the complex chemical reactions between molecules in biological systems.
Foundations of life
Biochemistry is the bridge between biology and chemistry; it is fundamental to all biological processes and is practised in a wide range of biological fields.
By studying the structures and functions of biomolecules - the energetics, interactions, regulation and downstream signalling of biochemical pathways - and comparing pathways from different species and organisms, you will gain an understanding and appreciation of how living systems operate, survive and die.
With an emphasis on teaching modern biochemical practical skills, independent thinking and critical analysis we will equip you to contribute to the future development of biochemistry by working on emerging biological problems, developing new products or tackling diseases.
Extensive range of courses
This interdisciplinary MSc forms part of a portfolio of postgraduate programmes from the School of Biological Sciences. We offer an exceptionally broad choice of courses from our School and from other schools in the University; this allows you to customise the programme to your own interests and career aspirations.
The School of Biological Sciences is the largest school of biology in the UK. With a wealth of internationally-renowned academics and state-of-the-art instrumentation, we are leaders in fundamental biological research and innovative multi-disciplinary science.
Our cross-disciplinary programme is supported by world-class research facilities to enable you to explore the molecular details of all biological processes in a wide variety of organisms.
We can offer strong research links with experts in our Centre for Translational and Chemical Biology, which provides facilities and expertise to promote interdisciplinary research across biology, chemistry and medicine.