Learn to think and behave like a scientist.
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.
"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."
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.
"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."
Our School provides a stimulating environment for research training.
The research being conducted by members of staff and research students in our School of Life Sciences covers the whole spectrum of biology from genes, proteins, and cells through to whole organisms, communities, and entire ecosystems. We employ a range of state-of-the-art techniques covering all the biological sciences including biochemistry, biomedical science, environmental microbiology, marine biology, ecology, statistics, and computational approaches for biologists.
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Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.
The teaching and assessment methods listed on each course page show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.