Bachelor of Science (Hons) BiochemistryAwarded by: University of Portsmouth, UK
Provide a research-informed, understanding of biochemistry (which includes; biomolecular sciences, molecular biology, genome science and cell biology) for students from differing academic backgrounds that encourages them to achieve their academic and personal potential.
Introduce students to the practice and evaluation of scientific research in terms of conceptual approach and research methodologies underpinning biochemistry, culminating in the opportunity for independent research provided in the final-year project.
Provide a course in line with the Biosciences Benchmark statement, and the Core Curriculum as set out by the Biochemical Society, drawing on specialist experience of teaching and research staff.
Develop students’ intellectual, critical and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and presentation of biochemical information.
Train students in ethical, safe and responsible handling of biological materials, chemicals and laboratory equipment.
Provide a firm foundation for students to progress into careers in biochemical or biomedical research, further training or employment in industry or the public sector in which analytical, communication and problem-solving skills are required.
Provide opportunities to develop appropriate study and transferable skills (such as: time management, independent & group work, laboratory expertise, experimental design, data recording, management and analysis, numeric, IT (word-processing, presentation, spreadsheets, email, WWW and bibliographic management software), oral and written communication, information retrieval, literature review and report writing skills) to equip students with effective strategies for maintain.
Why University of Portsmouth
The University of Portsmouth has a wide range of programmes and an excellent reputation for quality teaching. The University also sustained, high levels of student satisfaction*. The commitment in preparing you for your future career is evident in every course.
It is one of only four universities in the southeast of UK to be awarded the highest 'Gold' rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) - the UK Government's scheme that recognises excellence in UK universities.
- Ranked 37th best University in UK by The Guardian University Guide 2018
- Ranked 56th by The Complete University Guide 2018
- Ranked in the World's Top 100 Universities under 50 years old by The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017
* 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), UK.
Biodiversity & Evolution - 20 credits
Experimental Biology - 20 credits
Graduate Skills 1 - 20 credits
Introduction to Cell Biology and Biochemistry - 20 credits
Microbiology & Molecular Biology - 20 credits
Prespectives in Biochemistry - 20 credits
Cell Biology - 20 credits
Genetic Engineering – 20 Credits
Macromolecules – 20 Credits
Enzymes & Metabolism – 20 Credits
Microbiology – 20 Credits
Development: How Form and Function Changes – 20 Credits
Gene Organisation and Expression – 20 Credits
Genes and Development – 20 Credits
Biomolecular Science – 20 Credits
Genomics in Molecular Medicine – 20 Credits
Honours Project – 40 Credits
Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules:
The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)
The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial/practical)
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Duration & Intakes
|Year 1 (36 months)||TBA||TBA|
Fees & Structure
|Structure||Tuition Fees||Non-tuition Fees|
|Year 1 (24 months)||S$37,450.00||S$700.00 - S$1,900.00|
|Year 2 (16 months)||S$25,680.00||S$700.00 - S$1,900.00|
|Year 3 (8 months)||S$13,375.00||S$700.00 - S$1,900.00|
|Structure||Tuition Fees||Non-tuition Fees|
|Year 1 (36 months)||S$36,915.00||S$700.00 - S$1,900.00|
|Year 2 (24 months)||S$25,145.00||S$700.00 - S$1,900.00|
|Year 3 (12 months)||S$12,840.00||S$700.00 - S$1,900.00|
Application fees: S$160.50
# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
- Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
- Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
- Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.
Applicants must be of age 17 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:
For Year 1 / Level 4 entry:
3 GCE 'A' Levels including Biology and Chemistry (adding up to at least 112 UCAS tariff points), with minimum Grade B for Biology or Chemistry, or equivalent
International Foundation Diploma in Biomedical Sciences awarded by MDIS
Relevant qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in life-sciences/biological-sciences-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be suitable as pathway programmes for entry onto the Level 4 / Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education*
For Year 2 / Level 5 entry^:
Relevant diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in life-sciences/biological-sciences-related disciplines (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education
For Year 3 / Level 6 entry^:
Relevant polytechnic diplomas in life-sciences/biological-sciences-related disciplines (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 AND Level 5 / Year 2 of the University course) with a pass grade
Relevant overseas polytechnic diplomas in life-sciences/biological-sciences-related disciplines (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 AND Level 5 / Year 2 of the University source) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education
Higher National Diploma (HND) in life-sciences/biological-sciences-related disciplines OR relevant PEI qualification in life-sciences/biological-sciences-related disciplines (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 AND Level 5 / Year 2 of the University course) with entry requirement of 12 years of formal education
^ Note: Some applicants may need to take bridging modules within the programme to secure entry onto the programme.
* All applications are subject to University approval through its Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and procedures.
English Language Requirements
Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE 'O' Level
IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)
TOEFL score of 550
Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)
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