BSc (Hons) Biochemistry
- Part-time study available
- Industrial Placement
- International students can apply
- Work placement opportunity
This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food or brewing industries, as well as in clinical or other biomedical areas such as forensic science and analytical biochemistry. Our graduates are either employed in bioscience with companies which include AstraZeneca and the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, or carry on to further study.
Physiologists with knowledge of biochemistry are in demand in sports science, in healthcare and hospitals and in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as in research establishments and other areas of bioscience.
Ian Nesbitt - Current Student
All the modules in biochemistry are really interesting and at the cutting-edge of research. The University has a great reputation in drug design and cancer research.
The course has given me a great insight into various aspects of cell biology, cell signalling pathways that regulate biological systems, metabolism and bio-informatical analysis of genomes. I am particularly interested in genetics and developmental biology.
The lecturers are very approachable and knowledgeable in their field; this has enabled me to get as much out of the course as possible.
One of the highlights of being at Salford has been mixing with a good diversity of students and as a mature student; Salford allows me to fulfil ambitions I have only dreamed about.
We encourage all of our students to take up an additional industrial placement year, which we will help to arrange, between years 2 and 3 of the full-time course, making a four year course overall. In many cases this can be a salaried position with a major company or have financial support linked to a public health laboratory or hospital (such as the Respiratory Physiology Unit at the Royal Aintree Hospital in Liverpool). In our experience, final degree results and employability are enhanced for students who undertake a placement year. The placement also counts towards the final degree classification as part of the year 2 mark.
Recent biochemistry placement students have been based at AstraZeneca in Cheshire, Patterson Institute for Cancer Research in Manchester and the Hochschule in Bremen, North Germany.