Biochemistry sits at the boundary between the physical and life sciences. It concerns the molecular basis of health and disease, contributing to the discovery of new medicines, the growth of biotechnology, and the feeding of a growing population.
You will learn how knowledge of DNA sequences and appreciation of the structure and function of proteins is enabling us to better understand how living systems work, guiding the design of drugs to combat disease, and the engineering of biomolecules to enhance industrial processes. The integrated Masters course focuses on skills you'll need as a research scientist. You'll develop specialised research techniques and gain experience in a cutting-edge research lab.
You’ll work in the Departments of Biology and Chemistry and experience the excellent facilities for teaching and research in both. The University of York’s Structural Biology Laboratory (YSBL), a group of researchers who explore biochemical questions, has been awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize. The prizes are the highest national honour awarded in UK Further and Higher Education and are granted by the Queen every two years.