Biochemistry courses

Biochemistry at Hull covers the fundamentals of chemistry and biology so that you can appreciate the fascinating interface between the two. It sits within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Study an exciting and diverse range of subjects including cell structures, genetics and forensic chemistry.

Foundation year

Gives you the skills and knowledge for entry on to a degree if you don’t quite meet the academic entry requirements.

Study abroad

We have partnerships with universities across the globe. Depending on your course, you can study for one trimester, or a full year, in another country.

Industrial placement

Work in industry as part of your degree. Depending on your course, you can spend part of your degree on placement. See your course page for specific details.

Integrated Masters

Some courses combine undergraduate and postgraduate study. The integrated Masters year is an extra year after your standard degree.


  • Biochemistry

    Explore the fascinating interface between biology and chemistry that leads to the complexity of life.

Postgraduate Taught

Postgraduate Research

  • Chemistry research degrees

    By choosing a Chemistry research degree as a postgraduate at Hull you will be joining a vibrant and forward-thinking research community. You can study at a variety of levels, right up to PhD.

Sam Rimmer Biochemistry

I chose to come to Hull because a lot of my friends studied chemistry here and said that the facilities were great. It just made it a really easy choice for me.

Sam Rimmer
MBiochem Biochemistry


Biochemistry is the chemistry of life. And at Hull we make sure you really understand the chemical and molecular basis of the subject. On these degrees, you’ll be based in chemistry – where we have specialist biochemists – but you’ll also take modules in biomedical science.


Study in the new £6 million state-of-the-art Allam Building, which links our biology and chemistry departments and is at the heart of biochemistry at the University.


You'll be taught and inspired by biochemists, chemists, and biologists - leaders in their field. Plus, get hands-on experience of the latest research tools including mass spectrometry.


The most recent national research assessment (REF 2014) classified 79% of our chemistry and 87% of our health research as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Our students work closely alongside our world-class researchers.


You could go on to become an industrial biochemist, clinical scientist or biochemistry researcher, to name only three possible career paths. We have good links with industry, and at Hull chemistry has a long-standing placement programme – with students going to major companies such as Agilent, GSK, RB and Smith & Nephew.

* UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, for the academic year 2016/17 published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018

95.9% of students are in work or further study six months after graduating*


Our research

In the latest national assessment of research, 79% of our outputs were classed as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'. We have some of the best-developed research links and industrial collaborations of any chemistry group in the UK. These include projects with AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, RB (formerly Reckitt-Benckiser), Schlumberger and Unilever.

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