Brunel University London

Course Introduction

This four year course with a placement year gives you valuable practical skills and a competitive edge when looking for your first graduate job. Study with us and you will be taught by enthusiastic staff who are research'active in the following areas: ' Cancer genetics, diagnosis and treatment ' Infection and immunity ' Human health and ageing ' Genomic medicine ' Stem cell biology ' Genome structure and organisation ' Genomic stability, DNA repair and human health We're proud that we offer the highest quality tuition and supervision in newly refurbished teaching and research laboratories. As part of your final year project you'll be able to carry out hands'on research in our state'of'the'art research laboratories under the supervision of an expert academic. Our aim is to support students' development into confident individuals who can critically analyse, interpret and communicate science. The Society of Biology accreditation recognises excellence not only in giving graduates the in'depth subject knowledge, skills and experience to develop as bio'scientists, but also certifies that our graduates are prepared to address the needs of employers and contribute to the wider economy. Our Biomedical Sciences degrees also include a sandwich course option offering invaluable work experience. And as a UCAS main scheme first year undergraduate you'll be guaranteed on'site accommodation.

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: The human body: principles of anatomy and physiology; biochemistry: structure and function; biology of the cell; practical skills in biomedical sciences; research skills; critical thinking 1. Level 2 Core: Molecular and cellular biology; genetic engineering and immunobiology; principles of human disease; career skills; critical thinking 2; medical microbiology. Options: Analytical biochemistry; medical microbiology; genetics and development. Level 3: Work placement.. Level 4 Core: Final year project; microbial pathogenesis. Options: Biology and treatment of cancer; cellular pathologies; endocrime disorders; genomic medicine; medical immunology;molecular pharmacology and toxicology.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
BSc (Hons) £16,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • GCE A-level BBB
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB
  • IELTS 6.0
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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92% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 94%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 90%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 96%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

89% Go on to work and/or study

In work 52
Studying 30
Studying and working 7
Unemployed 9
Unknown 2

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 28%

Total Coursework: 71%

Total Practical: 1%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation