Bachelor of Science (Hons) BiochemistryAwarded by: University of Portsmouth, UK

Programme Objectives

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.

Year 1

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


Year 2

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


Year 3

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 models:

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

Duration  Commencement  Completion
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$1900.00
 Year 2 (16 months)  S$25,680.00  S$700.00 - S$1900.00
 Year 3 (8 months)  S$13,375.00  S$700.00 - S$ 1900.00


 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 Year 1 (36 months)  S$36,915.00  S$700.00 - S$1900.00
 Year 2 (24 months)  S$25,145.00  S$700.00 - S$1900.00
 Year 3 (12 months)  S$12,840.00  S$700.00 - S$1900.00

Application fees: SGD32.10


# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local:

  • 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.

# International:

  • 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.


Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

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*


English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

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)




Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.


Study Loans

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 TCC Limited  +65 - 6319 3700
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111
 Maybank  1800 629 2265


For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

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 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000
 Citibank  1800 225 5225
 Maybank  1800 968 2265
 UOB  1800 226 6121
 OCBC  1800 363 3333
 DBS  1800 111 1111
 POSB  1800 339 6666
 Bank of China  1800 669 5566

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Citibank  1800 225 5225

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Quick Information

36 Months | Part-time

Commencement Dates


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Local students:
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International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6796 7660