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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


Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge is part of the wider Natural Sciences programme. Rather than applying for 'Biochemistry', you need to apply for 'Natural Sciences'.  The university admissions website gives a good overview of the current Natural Sciences course and how Biochemistry fits in this framework.

There is full information on how to apply for the Natural Sciences, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine courses, on the University's admissions website.