Wolverhampton School of Sciences


BSc (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 years

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code C700
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton School of Sciences
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Why choose this course?

The course aims to:

·         Make you a high quality biochemistry graduate with the appropriate generic, subject-specific and transferable skills to prepare you for a career in the industrial, health care, research or education sectors.
·         In addition, if you choose to undertake a sandwich degree, the course aims to give you the technical skills used in the workplace via a placement, enabling you to integrate the knowledge you have gained in the theoretical aspects of the course with the skills and techniques used in a professional environment.



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What happens on the course?


Year 1 - Provides you with an extensive introduction to this interesting and exciting subject. You will learn about biochemistry, cell biology and genetics, with supporting subject knowledge in chemistry, microbiology and physiology. The medical slant of this course introduces human disease prevention and treatment, and how our immune systems can help us fight diseases. The analytical techniques used in biochemical investigations are also covered.
Year 2 - Allows you to gain extensive experience in practical biochemistry. You will continue to develop your understanding of proteins, the immune system and how disease states are investigated and you will learn how the biochemistry of organisms helps them adapt to their environment. Key aspects of metabolism, how changes are made to cellular molecules and how these are controlled are also explored further.
Year 3 - You can choose to take an optional year-long work placement in your third year, or go directly to your final year which covers how we can examine gene sequences to forward the frontiers of science, apply genetic information to problems of medical importance, assess the role played by biochemistry in diagnosing diseases and look at ethical issues concerning modern biochemists. You will also examine the essential role of biological membranes in life processes. Your practical skills are further enhanced by studying an advanced practical module as well as engaging with independent research towards your honours project.


Course Modules

Potential Career Paths


·         Biochemistry graduates have excellent job prospects. According to Unistats.com, 93% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of leaving, with         55% finding “graduate level” jobs, placing us in the top 15 Universities for employability in this field.

·         Some of our graduates are working in hospital analytical laboratories as MLSOs, as post-Doctoral research fellows and as science teachers.

·         Graduates are needed by employers looking for relevant skills in areas such as pharmaceuticals, brewing, food, biotechnology and agrochemicals.

·         Career opportunities also exist in hospitals, public health laboratories, teaching and research.



Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!


·         The course has recently been awarded Society of Biology Recognition
·         You will be able to put theory into practice in our state-of-the-art laboratories located in a brand new £21m building, the Rosalind Franklin Science Centre designed for teaching and research at Wolverhampton.
·         This broad-based course enables you to examine the techniques used to investigate the world of the cell at a molecular level.
·         You will be able to explore how the cells in your body function and how malfunction of these subcellular processes can occur.
·         It helps you develop the practical skills and knowledge required to consider challenging areas of science such as the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, DNA fingerprinting and forensic science.
·         An optional one-year placement provides you with the opportunity for valuable work experience as well as giving you useful employment contacts.
·         You will get extensive practical experience applying your knowledge in the laboratory.
·         The laboratory and IT facilities that support your studies are up there with the best and offer first class support for your honours project.
·         There is an opportunity to progress directly to MSci Molecular Bioscience


You will be a clear thinking individual with a sound knowledge of the issues surrounding the central role of biochemistry in all aspects of life science. You will have developed the skills to discover information for yourself and critically evaluate this in the light of your subject knowledge. You will be literate, numerate, articulate and equipped with a high level of key employability skills and IT skills. In addition you will have had experience of a range of analytical techniques that are directly related to the needs of your future workplace role.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13450 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13950 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD to include Biology or Chemistry.
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM in Applied Science 
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits at Merit, to include at least 18 credits in Science

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

English language requirements also apply


"First of all, I want to point out that I really enjoyed my time in Wolverhampton. As an international exchange student, it was a very nice experience to develop in a new environment and to study at a foreign University. In the first days everything was new but the introduction meetings and other events for the exchange students were quite helpful to get familiar with the new situation. In the course of studying Biochemistry modules at the University of Wolverhampton I gained more expertise in subjects which are not offered at my home university and could also improve my English skills."

Royal Society of Biology

Recognised by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of associate membership.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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