Biochemistry at Kings Watch

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Im about to start biochemistry undergraduate programme. Does anyone studying this subject ? If yes could you please tell me how is it? Roughly how many days there are classes sheduled? Also how much time do you spend learning at home? After graduating biochemistry what postgraduate courses i could take ? I am thinking about microbiology or organic chemistry but Im not sure am I allowed to do it after biochemistry.
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(Original post by myemm123)
Hello,
Im about to start biochemistry undergraduate programme. Does anyone studying this subject ? If yes could you please tell me how is it? Roughly how many days there are classes sheduled? Also how much time do you spend learning at home? After graduating biochemistry what postgraduate courses i could take ? I am thinking about microbiology or organic chemistry but Im not sure am I allowed to do it after biochemistry.
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Hey, I'm coming to the end of my first year of common year one, and I'll say that it's very full on. Sometimes I'm doing 40 hours a week at uni/in the library, and classes are scheduled pretty much every day Monday to Friday. Not sure what happens when you graduate as it varies between unis, but I know some microbiology courses will accept biochemistry as a related subject. If you're particularly worried about what you can do at postgrad level I'd recommend considering biomedical science as it offers a more personalised course. Hope that helps.
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Hey, I'm coming to the end of my first year of common year one, and I'll say that it's very full on. Sometimes I'm doing 40 hours a week at uni/in the library, and classes are scheduled pretty much every day Monday to Friday. Not sure what happens when you graduate as it varies between unis, but I know some microbiology courses will accept biochemistry as a related subject. If you're particularly worried about what you can do at postgrad level I'd recommend considering biomedical science as it offers a more personalised course. Hope that helps.
Hey, thanks thats really helpful. Could you tell me how many hours per week you had classes ? And how do you find Kings? Are u enjoying your course?
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Hey, thanks thats really helpful. Could you tell me how many hours per week you had classes ? And how do you find Kings? Are u enjoying your course?
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It varies week to week; a couple of weeks ago I had 21 hours, but usually it's between 15 and 20, but spread out in such a manner that I haven't been able to work weekdays. I really enjoy it, it's not without it's flaws and some lecturers are better than others but I transferred to King's from Greenwich and I know where I'd rather be! I know a lot of people who don't enjoy it but I've picked a subject I already worked in and knew I loved, whereas they're a little less invested in science and I don't think they were aware of the realities of what lab work really is. It's really fast paced though and keeps me thinking and studying (I usually do around 40 hours a week of uni work to keep on top of everything), so be prepared to work hard.
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Im about to start biochemistry undergraduate programme. Does anyone studying this subject ? If yes could you please tell me how is it? Roughly how many days there are classes sheduled? Also how much time do you spend learning at home? After graduating biochemistry what postgraduate courses i could take ? I am thinking about microbiology or organic chemistry but Im not sure am I allowed to do it after biochemistry.
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Hi, I'm second year biomed, so I did the same common year one as biochemistry students did last year. For CYO you'll go to class from 15-22 hours a week the first semester is regularly chilled, youll have a poster to do in a group, a mini review to write and a test on amino acids. The second term is a bit more work intense with 3 lab reports, and 3 exams in addition to the 4 january exams youll have.


You can do microbiology as a module in second year and I believe theres more microbiology to do in 3rd year.

Hope this helps !
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Hello,
Im about to start biochemistry undergraduate programme. Does anyone studying this subject ? If yes could you please tell me how is it? Roughly how many days there are classes sheduled? Also how much time do you spend learning at home? After graduating biochemistry what postgraduate courses i could take ? I am thinking about microbiology or organic chemistry but Im not sure am I allowed to do it after biochemistry.
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Hi, I'm second year biomed, so I did the same common year one as biochemistry students did last year. For CYO you'll go to class from 15-22 hours a week the first semester is regularly chilled, youll have a poster to do in a group, a mini review to write and a test on amino acids. The second term is a bit more work intense with 3 lab reports, and 3 exams in addition to the 4 january exams youll have.


You can do microbiology as a module in second year and I believe theres more microbiology to do in 3rd year.

Hope this helps !
Are there any presentations during the first year?
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Im about to start biochemistry undergraduate programme. Does anyone studying this subject ? If yes could you please tell me how is it? Roughly how many days there are classes sheduled? Also how much time do you spend learning at home? After graduating biochemistry what postgraduate courses i could take ? I am thinking about microbiology or organic chemistry but Im not sure am I allowed to do it after biochemistry.
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Microbiology probably

Organic chemistry would be more difficult . I'd recommend a pure Chemistry degree because it's not taught much in Biochemistry. youd still be eligible for MSc programmes, but you'd probably have to do a lot of catching up
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I’m gonna start biochem in kings too!!!! Overall do u guys think the common year 1 is beneficial
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How is the common year?
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Are there any presentations during the first year?
Hi, there are 2 oral presentations. 1st is a group poster presentation (5min) and second one is individual on topic of your choice (10min).
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hello, for everyone who has been through the common year one prograame, what accomadation did u pick
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