Taught course

Biological Chemistry

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Chemistry

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in chemistry or a related discipline, e.g. chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacy, pharmacology and biochemistry, with a 1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree or equivalent. Please include in your personal statement why you are applying for this course, with specific details such as what your future aspirations are, how your educational or professional background makes you a suitable applicant and what interests you about the course. Generic statements will not be accepted. Please note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Months of entry


Course content

The chemistry of biological processes is the basis of all life on the planet. By studying aspects such as biosynthesis, retrosynthetic analysis, molecular biology and the principles of drug development this course will develop an understanding of the pathways that are core to chemical biology. Also, applications of biological catalysts in industrial processes, synthetic methods and spectroscopy will all be suitable for graduates wishing to develop their knowledge and to pursue a career in academia or industry.

Special Features

  • Provides the opportunity for students to undertake a short research project applying the skills acquired through the taught modules. This project can be undertaken overseas in one of our partner institutions allowing the student to expand their range of chemistry knowledge, laboratory skills and professional network.

For more information, please visit: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p328.html.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass IELTS exams.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations80
Written coursework / continuous assessment20

Course contact details

Dr Thomas Tatchell
+44 (0)29 2087 0759