University of Kent at Canterbury logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 14.9k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1월 2016


    Biochemistry deals with the way living organisms function at the molecular level. This covers a vast variety of life forms, ranging from comparatively simple viruses and bacteria to mammals, plants and other higher organisms. Biochemistry will have a major impact on many of the problems that face mankind today, particularly in the areas of medicine, agriculture and the environment.

    The School of Biosciences provides a stimulating, research-led environment for teaching and learning, encouraging you to achieve your full academic and personal potential. Biosciences has been rated one of the top schools in the country by our students. Our innovative approach to teaching has been recognised by the award of a National Teaching Fellowship to one of our staff for the development of our final-year science communication projects.

    Our facilities are excellent and include a recent £1 million refurbishment of our teaching laboratories. Our research is at the cutting edge in areas such as cancer, infectious and genetic diseases, protein science and cell biology, all of which feeds into our teaching. It is also possible to work in one of our research labs during the summer vacation after your second year. We have set up a fund – The Stacey Fund, to provide money for 20 to 30 eight-week Summer Studentships each year. These projects offer an ideal opportunity to gain further hands-on research experience.

    Independent rankings

    Top marks for student satisfaction

    In the National Student Survey 2014, our students gave us a score of 100% for overall satisfaction, which has placed us first in the UK. Our students go on to become some of the country’s most employable graduates – we are placed in the top 20 for career prospects in the Guardian University Guide 2014.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 14860 Year (Non-EEA)

    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

    Stage 1

    Possible modules may include:

    BI300 - Introduction to Biochemistry

    BI301 - Enzymes and Introduction to Metabolism

    BI302 - Molecular and Cellular Biology I

    BI307 - Human Physiology and Disease

    BI308 - Skills for Bioscientists

    BI322 - Biological Chemistry B

    BI324 - Genetics and Evolution

    Stage 2

    Possible modules may include:

    BI520 - Metabolism and Metabolic Disease

    BI521 - Metabolism and Metabolic Regulation

    BI532 - Skills For Bioscientists 2

    BI501 - Gene Expression and Its Control

    BI503 - Cell Biology

    BI505 - Infection and Immunity

    BI513 - Physiology

    BI514 - Pharmacology

    BI546 - Animal Form and Function

    BI548 - Microbial Physiology and Genetics I

    Stage 3

    Possible modules may include:

    BI600 - Biology Project

    BI602 - Cellular Communication I

    BI604 - Biological Membranes

    BI629 - Proteins: Structure and Function

    BI610 - The Cell Cycle

    BI622 - Advanced Immunology

    BI626 - Integrated Endocrinology and Metabolism

    BI638 - Bioinformatics and Genomics

    BI639 - Frontiers in Oncology

    BI640 - Magnetic Resonance in Biosciences and Medicine

    BI642 - Cancer Biology

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    Home/EU students

    The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below. Students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

    Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement

    • A level:BBB including Chemistry grade B and either Biology or Human Biology grade B or Applied Science Double Award at BB
    • GCSE:Mathematics grade C
    • Access to HE Diploma:The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to pass the Access to Higher Education Diploma with 30 level 3 credits at distinction and 15 at merit, and to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits in particular subjects at distinction or merit grade.
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma):The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis. Typical offers when made are Distinction, Distinction, Distinction.
    • International Baccalaureate:34 points overall or 15 points at HL, including Chemistry and Biology 5 at HL or Chemistry and Biology 6 at SL, plus Mathematics 4 at HL or SL

    International students

    The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.


    Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. Our 2015 financial support package includes a £6,000 cash bursary spread over the duration of your course. For Ts&Cs and to find out more, visit our funding page.

    General scholarships

    Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

    The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

    At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our funding pages. Please note that details of the scholarship for 2015 entry have not yet been finalised and are subject to change.

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