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Studying Biochemistry at King’s you will be part active multidisciplinary discipline that studies the molecular basis of life.

Biochemistry is at the heart of the rapid and exciting advances in biomedical science that have been one of mankind’s major achievements of the past 60 years – from understanding enzyme function to deciphering the structure of DNA to modern stem cell biology and genomics.

Biochemists seek to understand the fundamental mechanisms that underlie living organisms, as well as to provide insight into how disruption of these processes can lead to disease. You use a variety of approaches including biological chemistry, metabolism, molecular biology, cell biology, molecular genetics, immunology, structural biology and systems biology. 

Why study Biochemistry at King’s?

  • A major strength of our degree programmes is that they are research-led, meaning our course content is constantly updated in the light of recent discoveries and informed by the expertise of our staff.
  • As an undergraduate on our programmes, you can expect high quality, up-to-date, structured teaching that will enable you to succeed.
  • Currently, over 70% of our students achieve first or upper second-class degrees.
  • 97% overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2019)

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Our Biochemistry expertise

The Department of Biochemistry at King’s was formed in 1958 and our staff have played an important role in shaping research and teaching in the subject.

Our members are experts in fields such as protein structure and function, protein and membrane chemistry, molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, neurodegenerative disease, developmental biology, biophysics, metabolism, bioinformatics and microbiology to name just a few.

Our staff are involved at all levels of our teaching from the first year of undergraduate study through to postgraduate level. All staff also invite undergraduate students to join their laboratories to complete a research project in their final year.


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