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BSc Medical Biochemistry with Industrial/Professional Experience / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

Career opportunities

Many pharmaceutical and healthcare companies require well-trained medical biochemists, making this area a promising one for our graduates' careers.

The significant and relevant work experience gained during the year of industrial/professional experience makes graduates of this course especially attractive to employers. 90% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing the course.

Our graduates become key employees in the efforts of such companies to develop new drugs targeted against specific enzymes, hormone receptors or other biologically important molecules. 

As an alternative to entering industry directly, many medical biochemistry graduates continue their careers via a PhD programme, or by taking a specialist master's course in, for example, bioinformatics.

Find out more about  how we help our students prepare for the workplace  and the careers our graduates go into within and outside the lab.

Accrediting organisations

This course has  Advanced Accreditation  from the Royal Society of Biology.

Advanced Accreditation recognises academic excellence in the biosciences, highlighting degrees that contain a significant research element and educate the future leaders of research and development.

The criteria require evidence that graduates meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including gaining substantial research experience.

In recognition of this, a graduate of an advanced accredited course can apply for membership of the Royal Society of Biology at  Member (MRSB)  level after just two years of practice, rather than the usual three.

These graduates can attain the qualifications of Chartered Biologist or Chartered Scientist one year sooner than graduates from other courses.