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This course makes use of our new life sciences and chemistry laboratories, recently opened as part of a £6.8 million investment project. Fitted with the latest equipment for biochemical research our facilities give you extensive practical laboratory experience.

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You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University on a not-for-credit basis as part of the . Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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Year 1 provides you with a firm foundation in the biological and chemical principles on which the life sciences are based. You will gain a comprehensive overview of biochemistry, from the atomic level to that of the whole body. Subject areas covered include the fundamentals of chemistry, cells and tissues, genetics, molecular biology, and the essentials of biochemistry. A scientific and practical skills based module will also introduce you to important laboratory techniques and the necessary mathematics and information technology required by biochemists.

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You will research into drug innovation and design, including antimicrobials and anti-cancer medicines. In the final year, you will undertake an independent research project in a specialist area which most inspires you.

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Year 2 introduces some of the more specialised aspects of biochemistry. You will gain a detailed knowledge of protein function, structure and analysis; the major metabolic pathways; organisation and physiology of cells including cell signalling; genes and their expression; pharmacological principles; and the application of research methods. You will also explore a range of bioanalytical techniques employed in the biochemical and pharmaceutical industries.

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This module provides the knowledge of the structure and methods of analysis of proteins, with particular emphasis on enzymes. The module includes the study of the major catabolic and anabolic pathways and investigates how organisms obtain and use energy. These processes and their regulation in health and disease are considered at the molecular level which involves many proteins including enzymes.

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If you would like to study one of our science degrees at Kingston University but are not yet ready to join the first year of a BSc(Hons) course, you can include an extra foundation year within your chosen degree. Please see the for details of modules.