During your second and third years you’ll study five key areas of molecular cellular biochemistry - Tool Boxes for Biochemistry, Information Transfer, Molecular Processes in the Cell, Cellular Chemistry and The Cell in Time and Space. These courses are compulsory, but you’ll get to choose specific topics within each of these courses.
Some of the material on the course, particularly the material taught in the toolboxes for biochemistry area, will be assessed by a form of continual assessment held twice a year, in years 2 and 3. These marks will contribute to you final degree result.
At the end of your third year you’ll take seven papers - one for each of remaining four main area of study, one to test your ability to deal with the analysis and interpretation of biochemical data, one to test your ability to read and interpret research papers, and one general paper designed to assess your broader understanding of biochemistry. The results of these exams contribute to your final degree result.
You’ll also be encouraged to organise an internship in the summer break at the end of either your second or third year, which will give you hands-on experience working as part of one of our research groups.