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University of St Andrews, United Kingdom, Fife

Biochemistry, B.Sc.

  • Biochemistry, B.Sc.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 4 years

Student Type


Indicative Fees

AUD 16,032

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the BSc (Hons) Biochemistry programme of study is through the Faculty of Science.

Career Opportunities

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Course Overview

The programme details of this course are provided by:School of Biology: The School of Biology is one of the leading departments of Biology in the UK offering a wide breadth of biology degrees from Marine Biology to Molecular Biology. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), 95% of Biology's research was judged to be world leading', 'internationally recognised or excellent which complements our excellent grading in teaching quality and consolidates our commitment to research-led scholarship. Distinctive features of this course Within the degree programme you will study a broad foundation across the range of Biology. The programme progresses to biochemistry with molecular biology with options across a range of cellular topics, and incorporates substantial practical laboratory training and development of quantitative skills. You can expect to have the opportunity to engage with a number of specialist topics that reflect the research interests of the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences including for example, protein structure and function, gene regulation, bioenergetics, and drug design. It may be possible to spend a semester or year studying abroad as part of this degree programme.


Programme Structure Learning and teaching at St Andrews Our approach to Learning and Teaching is a little like the University itself: a mix of very traditional and very new. In every subject, we take care to cover all the bases, on the one hand familiarising our students with the knowledge and theories that are essential to understanding of the discipline; and on the other, giving you a chance wherever possible to develop practical uses for the expertise you acquire. From this starting-point, we expect our students increasingly to design their own studies, by selecting options and undertaking research-based activities that they devise by themselves, with support from academic staff.Students put together their programme of studies by selecting a combination of compulsory and optional modules from our Course Catalogue. The Catalogue describes each module and gives information about the learning, teaching and assessment methods used.We know that every student has a slightly different way of learning so, while we make use of some tried-and-tested methods that we believe should be part of any good university education, we also have a wide variety of complementary approaches that will enrich your experience and ensure there is an approach that suits. Lectures and seminars / tutorials Most subjects use lectures, especially in the first two years, referred to as sub-Honours. Students can use their first two years to discover their own specific strengths before finalising their Degree intentions at Honours level. Lectures are a good way to ensure everyone in the class receives the same key information, and they help students develop note-taking and summarising skills. The material covered in lectures is generally followed up in smaller seminar groups (15-20 or so students) or tutorials (5-10 or so), where there might be a structured open discussion, a general debate, a presentation by students, or a series of questions, exercises or examples to be worked through with the tutor. Owing to the relatively small undergraduate student body in comparison to some universities, St Andrews is in the enviable position of offering small group teaching in many subjects.

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