Biochemistry MSc, PgDip

University of Edinburgh    School of Biological Sciences

Full time September MSc, PGDip MSc: 1 year full-time, PgDip: 9 months full-time
Biological Sciences (4) Chemistry (6)

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The Biochemistry MSc and PgDip programme offers a challenging and rewarding study of biological systems at the molecular and cellular level. With a major impact on medical research and various industries, biochemistry is a fundamental field in life sciences. This programme aims to produce highly skilled and motivated biochemists for employment or further research. Through a combination of taught courses and a research project, you will explore the structures, interactions, and metabolic pathways of biological molecules. Gain practical skills, analytical thinking, and effective communication in world-class teaching facilities. Enhance your career prospects with knowledge from experts in the field and support from our Careers Service. Entry requirements vary, so check our website for specific details.

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Programme description

This programme offers you an academically-challenging and career-developing study of biological systems at the molecular and cellular level.

Biochemistry is fundamental to most areas of life-science. It has a major impact on modern medical research and is essential in the pharmaceutical, nutrition, forensic, bioengineering, agricultural and environmental industries.

The programme is designed to produce highly skilled and motivated biochemists that are suitable for employment in the life-sciences or for further academic research.

You will be taught to apply chemical and physical principles to biological molecules in complex living systems in order to expand your understanding of the molecular basis of the processes which take place within these organisms.

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.


Tuition fees vary between degree programmes. Find the specific fees for your chosen programme on our website.

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