UCL Biosciences

1st Year Students 2015

Will you be starting a new undergraduate course in UCL Biosciences this September?

For further information, including induction week timetables and joining instructions, please see our Undergraduate Induction Week webpages.

BSc Molecular Biology (2nd Year Entry Only)


What is Molecular Biology?

Similar to Biochemistry, Molecular Biology is a look at life at the molecular level but concentrating more of the genome and proteome, structure function and regulation. There is a little less chemistry involved in this subject, but with greater emphasis on the detailed control of gene expression and protein function. It is a major area of biomedical research at both the molecular and cellular level.

Degree Information

After completing the First year of BSc Biochemistry or BSc Biomedical Sciences, it is possible to transfer on to the BSc Molecular Biology specialist degree.

  • Please see our Biochemistry or Biomedical Sciences page for further information regarding year 1 study (including admissions requirements).
  • For information regarding study in years 2 and 3, please see the course outline below.

Course Outline

Modules for Year 2:

  • BIOC2004 Biomolecular Structure and Function

Take a 0.5 course unit from IMMN2001, BIOL2010 or INFN2001

Plus a further course unit from a wide choice of options.

Modules for Year 3:


Take 1 or 1.5 course unit from  BIOC3014, BIOC3024 or BIOL3024
Plus courses from a wide range of options