Molecules witch chemical background with DNA in tubes

The breadth of biochemistry

In this course we have only been able to touch upon a few examples of topics in biochemistry, and there are many others in which biochemists are making significant developments.

There are many fields of science that have been advanced by biochemical knowledge including forensic science, neurobiology and pharmacology to name only a few. Biochemists are not only working in universities, but also in hospitals, food institutes, and industrial laboratories, designing and producing everything from cosmetics to pharmaceuticals.

Many others have also pursued careers in teaching, publishing, sales and marketing and even in the government. So even if you find that a career in scientific research is not for you, a degree in biochemistry will still give you the opportunity to develop a broad range of transferrable skills that are keenly sought after by potential employers, within the bioscience sector and beyond.

Biochemistry graduates are able to show advanced analytical, communicative, numerical and problem solving skills that are fundamental attributes of business leaders, financiers, lawyers and teachers, and many others.

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Biochemistry: the Molecules of Life

UEA (University of East Anglia)