Taught course


University of Hull · Faculty of Science

Entry requirements

At least a 2.2 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in biochemistry or related subjects (e.g. chemistry, biological chemistry, biomedical sciences, toxicology, pharmacology, etc.).

For applicants who have not studied a biochemistry degree, we would need to ascertain their knowledge of chemistry prior to admission. We encourage you to submit your application for assessment.

Applications from prospective students with significant prior experience will also be considered. Applicants with non-standard qualifications may apply, as appropriate experience will be taken into account.

Months of entry


Course content

Biochemistry is the bridge between biology and chemistry, and is the basis of all life. Our degree will extend your knowledge of the complex chemical reactions between molecules in biological systems. You’ll develop technical and scientific skills through a combination of practical classes and laboratory experience, and specialist training in research skills and critical thinking.

The state-of-the-art Allam Building, which links our biology and chemistry departments, is at the heart of biochemistry at Hull. You will be taught by biochemists, chemists and biologists – leaders in their fields, from researchers in medical imaging, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, wound healing and cancer, to experts in lab-on-a-chip miniaturised biochemistry.

Information for international students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

UK and EU students can take out a Master’s Loan to help with tuition fees and living costs. They provide up to £11,222 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1482 466 850