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Swansea University
Swansea, Wales
On campus
 3410 Points
4 Years

Program Description

Medical biochemistry is at the heart of modern medicine. It is crucial to the way we understand the causes and effects of disease and how we develop novel treatments.

The 4 year MSci is an advanced undergraduate degree, adding a further research-focused year to a 3 year BSc. This will give you an in-depth knowledge of the fundamental building blocks of all life on earth. The MSci programme follows our BSc in Medical Biochemistry course, but offers specialist training in a broad range of laboratory techniques. In the additional year you will develop an extended, research project.

Fees for full time Undergraduate EU/International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

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Year 1

Compulsory Modules:

10 - Fundamental Genetics and Evolution

10 - Chemistry for Biochemists

10 - Energy and Metabolism: The Reactions of Life

10 - Microbiology

20 - Human Physiology I

10 - Organic Chemistry: an Introduction for Life Sciences

10 - Chemical Analysis: from Composition to Structure Elucidation, an Introduction for Life Sciences.

Optional Modules:

10 - Biochemistry Skills Development

10 - Datblygu Sgiliau Biocemeg

10 - Eukaryotic Cell Biology

10 - Bioleg Celloedd Ewcaryotig

20 - Introductory Biochemistry

20 - Cyflwyniad i Fiocemeg

Year 2

Compulsory Modules:

Metabolic Regulation: Enzymes & Signal Transduction

Techniques in Molecular Biology

Skills for Researchers

Clinical Biochemistry & Physiology

Advanced Metabolism

Optional Modules:


Ystadegau Biolegol

Human Immunology

Introduction to neuroscience

Human and Medical Genetics

Infectious Disease and Parasitology

Clefydau Heintus a Pharasitoleg

Microbial Molecular Genetics

Year 3

Compulsory Modules:

Membranes and Energy Transduction

Bioinformatics: From Sequence to Function

Practical Quantitative Research

Nucleic acids: components, metabolism and modification

Optional Modules:

Biomedical Laboratory Techniques

Technegau Labordy Biofeddygol

Biotechnology & Protein Engineering

Membrane Trafficking

Advanced Biostatistics

Human Immunopathology

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Year 4

Compulsory Modules:

Enterprise and Creativity (Entrepreneurship in Practice) Placement

Science Communication

Optional Modules:

Advanced Research Project A

Prosiect Ymchwil Uwch A

Advanced Research Project B

Prosiect Ymchwil Uwch B


An MSci Medical Biochemistry opens up a range of exciting career opportunities in diverse fields including:

  • Medicine and other health professions
  • Pharmaceutical development
  • Diagnostics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Veterinary sciences

This degree also provides an ideal base for further study to become a medical doctor and many of our students have gone on to study Graduate Entry Medicine at Swansea.


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