Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The Human Genome Project is having a huge impact on the field of science and genetics. How will it provide new insights and therapies for the treatment of genetic diseases? If you’re interested in the field of genetics and the treatment of genetic diseases then this specialist course is perfect for you.

At Brunel, we understand that your specialist knowledge should be built on a sound grounding of all the areas of biomedical sciences. This means that your first year will cover areas such as the human body, biochemistry and research skills. As you continue through your degree you will study specialist areas that will teach you how the role of various genetic mutations alter cellular processes and biomechanical pathways in normal metabolism, and also how these pathways may be altered during specific human disease.

And if you change your mind about your specialist area, don’t worry. The flexibility of our course at Brunel means that you can switch to another specialist pathway in the second year or even take the general Biomedical Sciences BSc.

Our genetics biomedical sciences degree can be studied over three years full-time, or four years full-time with a one-year work placement between years two and three.

The Royal Society of Biology has awarded its accreditation to all of Brunel’s BSc Biomedical Sciences courses. This means that you can be confident that your degree will prepare you for the working world – and your prospective employers will know this too. You will receive a one year’s membership as an Associate Member once you graduate, integrating you into the sector with access to key contacts and up-to-date knowledge.

In your final year you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to our research programmes in cellular and biochemical pathways, the regulation of gene expression, DNA repair and immunological responses to microbial infection. This will give you first-hand experience of real-world laboratory research and prepare you for your future career.

Course Modules

Year 1

- The Human Body: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

- Biochemistry: Structure and Function

- Research Skills

- Practical Skills in Biomedical Sciences

- Biology of the Cell

- Critical Thinking 1

Year 2

Compulsory modules

- Data, Graphs and Analysis

- Career Planning

- Molecular and Cellular Biology

- Genetic Engineering and Immunobiology

- Principles of Human Disease

- Genetics and Development

Optional modules

- Analytical Biochemistry

- Medical Microbiology

- Metabolic Regulation

Year 3

Compulsory modules

- Final Year Project

- Gene Therapy and Related Technologies

Optional modules

- Genomic Medicine

- The Biology and Treatment of Cancer

- Cellular Pathologies

- Endocrine Disorders

- Medical Immunology

- Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology

Start Date:

09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £18,720 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0with no less than 5.5 in each subsectionInstitution's Own Test60% in Brunel English Language Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection