At Reading, you have the opportunity to study the fundamentals that underpin all life. Biochemistry is the study of how chemical processes control living organisms, and the science of how biological molecules dictate the function of all life from the smallest bacteria to human beings.
What will you learn in BSc Biochemistry?
The basis of life is in Biochemistry. You will discover the secrets of microbes and animal cells, and how they form a foundation upon which all life depends. The reasons behind disease and how to counter it are also a key part of this degree.
Biochemistry experience with a placement
You will have the opportunity to take a one-year placement as part of your degree. This will give you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the biochemistry field before you graduate. You will also have access to expert guidance from the University while you are on placement.
A career in biochemistry
Biochemistry is vital to our understanding of issues affecting people all around the world. Your degree can set you upon any of the career paths open to biochemists.
The School of Biological Sciences has extensive facilities including newly developed laboratories, making it a perfect place to study Biochemistry.
Find out more about BSc Biochemistry
For information about this course, entry requirements and funding, take a look at our course specifications page.
Looking for 2021/22 courses?
If you would like to start studying Biological Sciences at the University of Reading in 2021, please view our 2021/22 undergraduate courses.