Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

**This is a Connected Degree**
Portsmouth is the only University in the UK with the flexibility to choose when to do an optional paid placement or self-employed year. Either take a placement in your third year, or finish your studies first and complete a placement in your fourth year. You can decide if and when to take a placement after youve started your course.

**Overview**
Discover life at its most fundamental level.

On this BSc (Hons) Biochemistry degree, accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB), you’ll learn how biochemists fight disease, edit ...

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Course Information

Study Mode

Sandwich

Duration

4 Years

Start Date

22/09/2025

Campus

Main Site

Course Address
University House
Winston Churchill Avenue
Portsmouth
PO1 2UP

Application Details

Course Code

C700

Institution Code

P80

Points of Entry

Year 1, Year 2, Year 3

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

112

120

112-120 points to include 3 A levels, or equivalent, including Biology or Chemistry, with 40 points from either A level Biology or Chemistry. For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application.

Scottish Higher

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Access to HE Diploma

112-122 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Science). To include a minimum of 9 credits in Biology and 9 credits in Chemistry based subjects at Merit or above.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

25 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects, including Biology or Chemistry, with 6 points from a Higher Level in either Biology or Chemistry. 4 points from Standard Level English and Mathematics (if not passed at GCSE grade C or above).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

DMM

Must be in a Science subject.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

To include Biology or Chemistry, with either Higher Level Biology or Chemistry at H3.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English, Mathematics and Science/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English, Mathematics and Science.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Scottish Advanced Higher

112-120 Tariff points, including Biology or Chemistry, with either Biology or Chemistry at grade C.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

Cambridge Pre-U score of 48-50, to include Biology or Chemistry, with a Principal Subject in either Biology or Chemistry at M2.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

112-120 points from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate including 2 A levels, including Biology or Chemistry, with 40 points from either A level Biology or Chemistry, plus the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

A level

B,B,B

B,B,C

112-120 points to include 3 A levels, including Biology or Chemistry, with either Biology or Chemistry at grade B. For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application.

T Level

M

Acceptable T Level Subjects: T Level in Health, T level in Science Applications with Merit can be considered, but applicants will require adequate qualifications in chemistry

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EU, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland £9,250
International £19,200

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