Taught course

Biochemistry

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in biochemistry, biological sciences (with some relevant chemistry components) or chemistry (with some relevant biology components).

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme offers you an academically-challenging and career-developing study of biological systems at the molecular and cellular level.

Biochemistry is fundamental to most areas of life-science; it has a major impact on modern medical research and is essential in the pharmaceutical, nutrition, forensic, bioengineering, agricultural and environmental industries.

The programme is designed to produce highly skilled and motivated biochemists that are suitable for employment in the life-sciences or for further academic research.

You will be taught to apply chemical and physical principles to biological molecules in complex living systems in order to expand your understanding of the molecular basis of the processes which take place within these organisms.

Through a combination of taught courses, practical skills training and laboratory-based research, you will explore the structures, dynamics, interactions and metabolic pathways of biological molecules, from small molecules to large macromolecular complexes.

Information for international students

http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
MScBiochemistry@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 8643