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Biochemistry

Learn to think and behave like a scientist.

Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the branch of science that explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms.  

Studying biochemistry allows you to appreciate how the processes of life function at the molecular level. At Essex, you are taught by an international team of world-leading experts at the forefront of their fields. We specialise in structure-function relationships of biomolecules, which offers insight into the interactions that occur in the complex cellular pathways that control vision and cell death. In your final year you have the opportunity to contribute to exciting current research projects in our state-of-the-art labs. 

Why study here?
  • Undertake practical work in our new cutting-edge research labs.
  • Our teaching is underpinned by research – new ideas and theories are tested in the classroom.
  • You gain a solid grounding across a range of related topics, with the chance to contribute to real-world research projects in your final year of study.
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"Biochemistry offers a lot, you can focus solely on biochemistry, or mix it up with modules like biophysics or bioinformatics. I really enjoyed my final research project, it was my first taste of what research would be like. I had a great relationship with my supervisor, he was patient and always willing to explain things."
Bethany Hampshire BSc Biochemistry
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Biochemistry is rapidly expanding and there has never been a more exciting time to study this subject.

Our curriculum is constantly evolving to reflect the latest findings and their applications in biochemistry. At Essex you learn in a friendly and supportive atmosphere and benefit from a research-led education, taught by world-leading experts.

Why study here?
  • Carry out your own 16-week research project based in an academic, industrial or clinical setting.
  • Study specialist modules taught by academic staff, industry experts and clinicians with the academic and hospital environment.
  • Graduate with the skills and expertise in demand from industry.
"I decided to study at Essex because it offered the best modules for acquiring the necessary skills, as well as the opportunity to put these skills into practice. The work-based research project at Cancer Research UK enabled me to enter a real research environment and learn practical skills first-hand from people with great knowledge."
Ryan Blake MSc Cancer Biology, 2017
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We'll give you a loyalty discount of up to 33% on the tuition fee for your first year of postgraduate study at Essex, if you're one of our graduates, studied abroad with us, or have a spouse or partner studying here as a full-time international student paying overseas fees.

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Our School of Life Sciences provides a stimulating environment for your research training. 

Our research covers a wide range of areas, allowing the opportunity for developing novel ideas and inter-disciplinary projects. Our research is also supported by modern, well-equipped facilities managed by trained technicians and research officers.

Why study here?
  • As one of the largest schools at our University, we offer a lively, friendly and supportive environment.
  • A dedicated study room allows all our students to have office space, a desk and a computer outside of the research laboratories.
  • We offer an innovative professional development scheme for doctoral students, unique to the University of Essex.
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