University of Hull
Biochemistry (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)
University of Hull

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 20 graduates of Biochemistry (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) and other courses in at University of Hull for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
91 /100
20 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Chemistry

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of 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 £21000 £23000 £27000
25-75 percentile range £19500 - £24000 £19500 - £28000 £22500 - £33000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Chemistry

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25061 £25084 £30411
25-75 percentile range £21530 - £29162 £20483 - £31674 £24333 - £37866

Course Description

Discover the chemistry behind the complexity of life. We'll supply the expert tutors and facilities including mass spectrometry and microfluidic fabrication.

  • Here, you'll study the fundamentals of chemistry and biology so that you can appreciate the fascinating interface between the two. Our researchers are recognised for their expertise, which feeds straight into your course.

  • 93% of our chemistry graduates are in work or further study within six months (UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018)

  • Our industry-standard resources include mass spectrometry facilities, our own PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Research Centre, laser technology for elemental analysis and microfluidic fabrication capability

You’ll be taught and inspired by biochemists, chemists and biologists. All leaders in their fields – from researchers in medical imaging, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, wound healing and cancer to experts in lab-on-a-chip miniaturised biochemistry.

The foundation year has been designed to give you the knowledge and skills for entry on to the degree.

Official Team GB partners

Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it.

What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership.

We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

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Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry for partially meeting the academic criteria for Chartered Chemist (CChem).

What You Will Learn

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

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

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

Required skill level of job after 15 months

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

Example below based on all graduates of Biochemistry (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) at University of Hull

35% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
25% Natural and social science professionals
15% Elementary occupations
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
5% Caring personal services
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree. We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application. For applicants with Level 3 qualifications, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit
Institution's Own Test 60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Biochemistry (with Foundation Year), BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


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

Ireland £9250 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
International £17550 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

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 Hull in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Hull in related subject specific rankings.

Natural Sciences

    • #46 
    • #62 
    Biological Sciences
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

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About University of Hull

Established in 1928, The University of Hull is located in the suburbs of Kingston upon Hull (usually referred to just as Hull), in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber. On-campus facilities include bars, coffee shops, a library, a state-of-the-art gym, a mini supermarket and a nightclub, providing everything a student might need. University of Hull prides itself on its research activity in the fields of maritime history, environmental technology, and social justice.

Student composition of University of Hull

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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