Biochemistry BSc Honours

A biochemistry degree gives you the theoretical knowledge and lab-based practical skills to put you at the forefront of the next generation of biochemistry professionals.


3 years full-time




$11,300 (CA) $16,400 (INT)

Course Summary

Our BSc Biochemistry lets you build on your existing scientific interest while you develop practical biochemistry skills over a study period that’s tailored to suit your career ambitions. You’ll learn the core themes from a range of science subjects and have access to our world-class facilities to help develop your laboratory, research and analytical skills. With the flexibility to study over three years (full-time), four years (with a paid, year-long work placement), or six years (part-time), you’ll also get plenty of unique work placement opportunities that will let you put your newfound skills into practice and build your professional experience. Our Canada location gives you access to unique leading companies, experts and industry placements. You’ll have access to the latest research and analytical laboratory facilities, along with the support to develop the essential skills, techniques and confidence to take your skills from the campus to real, working projects. We’ll also give you the help and support you need to develop your exit portfolio, CV and career entry plan to prepare you for a successful career in a wide range of areas within biochemistry. While you are an undergraduate or foundation year student, you’ll have a Personal Tutor directly related to your course. If you need support with academic writing, numeracy and library skills, we’ll be sure to provide it. Our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants have studied your subject and can support you based on their own experience. We’ll also help you develop the analytical, problem solving, team work and communication skills you need to succeed in private and public sector fields such as biochemical, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and food.

Course Content

This degree programme in biochemistry focuses on core themes from a wide range of science subjects including chemistry, molecular biology and immunology. After your first year, you will focus on cellular biochemistry and as you progress a wide choice of biochemistry module options is available. Unique to this course are the two opportunities to gain relevant work experience – the one-year placement of 120 credits and a 30 credit work experience module. You can use the Placement Office to help secure relevant placements. As well as a deep understanding of the subject, you will also gain a wide range of knowledge and skills related to some of the biggest current issues in public health as well as first-hand experience in our cancer and microbiology research groups. You will have developed the techniques required in the microbiology, immunology and bioscience industries along with the knowledge and skills that employers want in medical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and public health education. You will also have the chance to become a member of the East Coast Biochemical Society.

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