Biochemistry

Degree Structure

A degree in Biochemistry is taught via a selection of compulsory and optional courses to enhance your learning and prepare you for a future career or further study. In each year you will take courses adding up to 120 credits. Depending on the number of compulsory and optional courses offered by your degree, you can also choose other eligible courses which fit your timetable.

 

First Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Introduction to the Medical Sciences (SM1001)
  • Chemistry for the Life Sciences 1 (CM1020)
  • The Cell (SM1501)
  • Chemistry for the Life Sciences 2 (CM1512)

Optional Courses

  • Select a further 30 credit points from Sustained Study, Discipline Breadth or Sixth Century courses.
  • Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

Second Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Genes And Evolution (BI2017)
  • Molecular Biology Of The Gene (BI20M3)
  • Foundation Skills for Medical Sciences (SM2001)
  • Energy For Life (BI25M7)
  • Microbes, Infection & Immunity (BI25M5)
  • Research Skills for Medical Sciences (SM2501)

Optional Courses

  • Select a further 30 credit points from Sustained Study, Discipline Breadth or Sixth Century courses.

Third Year

Compulsory Courses

  • The Molecular Biology of the Cell (MB3006)
  • The Molecular Control of Cell Function (BC3503)

Optional Courses

  • Genetics (GN3502) or Molecular Microbiology (MC3504)
  • Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice, ensuring 30 credit points from Discipline Breadth or Sixth Century courses across years 3 and 4 combined.

Fourth Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Honours Biochemistry - Option 1 (BC4014)
  • Honours Biochemistry - Option 2 (BC4314)
  • Honours Advanced Molecular Biology (MB4050)
  • Biochemistry Honours Research Project (BC4502)
  • Molecular & Cell Biology Honours Exam Data Analysis Paper (MB4901)
  • Molecular & Cell Biology Honours General Essay Exam (MB4902)
 

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for entry at the University of Aberdeen, for students domicile in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are £9,000 per annum, but the University has capped this so that no student will pay more than £27,000 in total for their three or four year Honours degree, or £36,000 for a five year Honours degree (with the exception of Medicine).


What does this mean?

  • £9000 is payable for each year of study prior to the final Honours year. There is no charge in the first attempt of the final honours year. 

  • Most students who register for a 4 year honours programme and who progresses from Level 1 – 4 in the minimum time will therefore pay £27,000, but students who are required to repeat a year of study will also be required to pay fees for the repeat year. 

  • Most students who register for a 5 year honours programme and who progresses from Level 1 – 5 in the minimum time will pay £36,000 but students who are required to repeat a year of study will also be required to pay fees for the repeat year.

  • The exeption to this is Medicine. Students who register for the 4 year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme or the 5 year MBChB programme pay for every year of study. Students who progress from Level 1 – 4 in the minimum time for the BDS programme will be charged £36,000 and students who progress from Level 1 – 5 in the minimum time for the MBChB programme will be charged £45,000.

  • Students who are required to repeat a year of study will also be required to pay fees for the repeat year.

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