Our subjectsBiochemistry degrees

What is biochemistry?

Biochemistry focuses on processes happening at a molecular level. It examines what’s happening inside our cells, studying components like proteins, lipids and organelles. It also looks at how cells communicate with each other, for example during growth or fighting illness. Biochemists need to understand how the structure of a molecule relates to its function, allowing them to predict how molecules will interact.

Biochemistry covers a range of scientific disciplines, including genetics, microbiology, forensics, plant science and medicine.

Why study biochemistry?

Biochemistry is central in supporting our understanding of health and disease. Biochemists play a key role in developing new medicines and work with a range of other professionals such as healthcare, chemists and policy-makers.

Why Strathclyde?

Studying biochemistry at the University of Strathclyde, you'll learn at Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences. A leading centre for research, the Institute is focused on developing new medicines, better medicines and better use of medicines.

The University was awarded Times Higher Education University of the Year 2019 - the only institution to win the award for a second time!

We offer innovative teaching by experts who are actively researching in their topic of study. Our researchers work with businesses including Astrazeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and Cancer Research UK.


Our single and joint Honours undergraduate courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.