University of East London
Biochemistry and Biotechnology (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)
University of East London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This new extended course is perfect if you want to study for a degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology but you don’t have the standard qualifications. First we prepare you for your degree during your Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree. Biochemistry and Biotechnology is one of the fastest-growing and most fascinating areas of human knowledge. You’ll be taught by - and also get the chance to assist - brilliant scientists who are involved in groundbreaking research and new discoveries. Increasingly, biochemists are playing a crucial role in genetic engineering and molecular bioengineering, as well as other areas of physiology and medicine.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 71 graduates of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) at University of East London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Biotechnology.

Overall student satisfaction
79 /100
71 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) at University of East London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22500 £20500 £23500
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £26000 £13000 - £26000 £17000 - £29000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Biotechnology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23028 £22369 £27253
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £26972 £17406 - £27318 £20728 - £33846

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (with Foundation Year), BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Modules

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) at University of East London

15% Sports and fitness occupations
10% Elementary occupations
10% Therapy professionals
10% Teaching Professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Administrative occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Customer service occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Health associate professionals

Assessment consists of a mixture of coursework, presentations, class tests and written exams. Laboratory practicals may be assessed in various forms including reports and quizzes. Continuous assessment in workshop activities is employed in some modules where active participation in individual and group work may form a major part of the module teaching. ECDL (European Computer Driving License) is the medium of instruction for the IT training on the module “Essential Maths and ICT”, and it leads to an internationally recognised Certificate. The IT component of the module is delivered online and supported by workshop sessions. To pass the level 3 programme and progress on to your chosen degree programme, all modules must be passed.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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Costs

Tuition Fees Biochemistry and Biotechnology (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)

EU £13320 year 1
International £13320 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of University of East London in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of East London

The University of East London, often abbreviated to UEL, states their goal being to become the leading careers-focused university in the United Kingdom. UEL operates from three different campuses; Stratford Campus, Docklands Campus, and University Square Stratford. The Docklands Campus is the largest of the three campuses, and is just a 15-20 minute walk away from Central London, and 10-15 minutes away from Canary Wharf by train.

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Where is this programme taught

Stratford Campus
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