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The Department's buildings are currently open for wet laboratory work only. We have carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and have introduced a number of new measures to ensure the safety of our staff, including reduced building occupancy, strict social distancing, 'family'-based working, and increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. All staff who can work remotely will do so for the foreseeable future. Please continue to contact us by email until further notice.

Department of Biochemistry

Four core steps of scientific research.

The Department of Biochemistry offers an MPhil programme (1 year full-time, 2 years part-time) and a PhD programme (3 to 4 years full-time, 5 years part-time). Both programmes are research-based with students undertaking a research project agreed with their Principal Investigator. A written dissertation is examined via an oral examination. Successful students gain a pass and there are no grades.

Postgraduate training in Biochemistry is designed to train students to be effective and professional scientists competent in all core steps of research science.

Contact details

Postgraduate Administration Office  Postgraduate Administration Office

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 766025