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Biological Chemistry, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Cardiff, United Kingdom
The chemistry of biological processes is the basis of all life on planet Earth. On this Biological Chemistry course from Cardiff University you will develop an understanding of the processes that are core to biological chemistry. 
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Overview

We will explore aspects such as biosynthesis, retrosynthetic analysis, molecular biology and the principles of drug development. We will also look at the applications of biological chemistry in catalysts, synthetic methods and spectroscopy, giving our graduates an edge when looking for employment in academia or industry.

Distinctive features

  • Available on a one year full-time or three year part-time basis.
  • Explore real life biological systems as well as applications of biological processes, for example in catalysis.
  • Specialise in an area of interest to you with an end of course research project.
  • Some overseas academic placements may be available for the research project.

Career

After completing this Biological Chemistry course from Cardiff University there are usually two career streams open to graduates, research or industry. Within these two fields there are a variety of career options. For example, many of our graduates choose to follow up their MSc and decide to complete a PhD research degree with us. Those who have chosen not to continue in academia or teaching have gone on to a wide range of employment in private industries such as Kimberley-Clark group, Thales group, and Imanova Ltd.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Project
  • Structure and Mechanism in Organic Chemistry
  • Biocatalysis: Modern Approaches to Biocatalysts
  • Colloquium
  • Biocatalysis: Industrial Applications of Biocatalysis
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Techniques in Organic and Biological Chemistry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    It is recommended you apply 9–12 months in advance of the course starting.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • We invite applications from graduates in chemistry or a related discipline, such as chemical engineering, pharmacy, pharmacology and biochemistry, with a first or second class UK Honours degree or equivalent. Applicants with a degree in a subject other than chemistry will be required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key chemical topics prior to an offer being made.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Cardiff

  • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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