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Study biochemistry abroad

An in-depth guide to studying biochemistry as an international student.

Biochemistry degrees abroad

Biochemistry is a complex subject that sits at the point where chemistry, biology and medicine meet. It attempts to make sense of molecules and their interactions that create all living things, and advances in biochemistry have had a huge impact on our daily lives.

As a biochemistry graduate you’ll be able to provide insight into a wide range of important areas like developing medical treatments for conditions like obesity, cancer and diabetes. If you are interested in studying the science behind the latest advances in medicine, nutrition and pharmaceuticals, then biochemistry could be perfect for you.

You can study biochemistry degrees at a huge range of universities and science colleges all over the world. By studying abroad, you could gain access to some of the world’s best programs at universities with the latest advancements and facilities.

Biochemistry program structure

Biochemistry degree programs are available to study at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You can study for a BSc in biochemistry over three or four years, and some universities offer MSci or MBiol programs that add an extra year of study and convert a bachelor’s to a master’s level qualification.

If you already have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and want to continue your studies you can take on an MSc in biochemistry over one or two years. If you want to complete a terminal degree in biochemistry, you can study for a PhD, which usually involves between three and six years of research and study.

Biochemistry can be a challenging course, and will usually involve more contact hours than many other university programs. A lot of your teaching will be through lectures, seminars and practical lab-based workshops. Exams, essays, practical exercises, presentations and coursework will make up a lot of your assessment, but this will differ for each module you take.

The exact program structure and content will be unique to each university, and most courses will be made up of core modules and electives you can choose yourself. Some of the most common biochemistry modules include:

  • Evolution and the diversity of life
  • Genetics
  • Cellular and molecular biology
  • General chemistry
  • Metabolism
  • Research skills
  • Pharmacology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology

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Biochemistry study abroad programs

Biochemistry undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in biochemistry

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    Biochemistry - BSc Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,929 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,929 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Biochemistry and Biology - Dual BSc (Hons) Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,217 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Biochemistry - BA/BSc Baylor University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    44,544 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,544 USD

    Start date
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    Biochemistry - BA/BSc Central Michigan University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,936 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,936 USD

    Start date
    May, August
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    Biochemistry - BSc DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    40,551 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,551 USD

    Start date
    -
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Biochemistry graduate programs

Master's in biochemistry

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    Biochemistry - MSc Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,034 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,034 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Biochemistry - MSc Stephen F. Austin State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,564 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,564 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Biochemistry - MSc American University of Beirut, Lebanon

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,320 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,320 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Biochemistry - MSc University of Oulu, Finland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,784 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - MSc Pace University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    43,690 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 43,690 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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Doctorate in biochemistry

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    Biochemistry - PhD University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,896 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,896 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - PhD Clark University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,616 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,616 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Chemistry and Biochemistry - PhD Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,124 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,124 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Future biochemistry careers

Completing a degree in biochemistry can open up a wide range of career opportunities in areas like research, biology, and medicine. Some common roles for biochemistry graduates include:

  • Biotechnologist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Academic researcher
  • Laboratory technician
  • Research scientist
  • Medical chemist

Many students choose to continue their academic studies after graduation by taking on master’s level qualifications or higher.

There are many other roles you can pursue after a biochemistry degree that aren’t science-related, so don’t limit your search. Your degree will give you a wide range of skills in things like communication, research and analysis which most employers value.