Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Brunel is ranked 6th in London for Biological Sciences (The Complete University Guide 2018). Biomedical Sciences is a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human health and sits at the forefront of modern science. Within the Genetic Pathway you’ll learn how genetic mutations alter cellular processes and biomechanical pathways in normal metabolism and how these pathways may be altered during specific human diseases. Biomedical Sciences is an expanding and forward-looking division at Brunel where we promote a commitment and passion for science. Our enthusiastic academics are research-active in cancer genetics, diagnosis and treatment, infection and immunity as well as human health and ageing. We also have experts in genomic medicine, structure and stability, DNA repair and stem cell biology. All our courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. This means you’ll graduate from an academically excellent programme with the skills that your future employers are looking for. We are also ranked second in London for overall student satisfaction in BioSciences (The Complete University Guide 2016). On our courses, you can follow the core pathway and study a variety of biomedical science subjects; or you can specialise in the area of health and disease that most interests you. Either way, you’ll develop expert scientific knowledge as well as practical, transferable skills that are applicable to any career path. We also offer the following degrees: Biomedical Sciences BSc, Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry) BSc, Biomedical Sciences (Human Health) BSc and Biomedical Sciences (Immunology) BSc. We have great links with a wide range of organisations and pharmaceutical companies. You’ll have the option of undertaking a placement during the course (between Levels 2 and 3) and we will work with you to help you find the placement that is right for you. Our students have undertaken placements with companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Mars, Parexel and Bayer in Germany. They have also worked with medical research companies in cancer research, heart disease, infant and foetal research, HIV/AIDS, public health, genomics, diagnostics, food science, environmental science and clinical data management. If you join one of our Biomedical Sciences courses, you can be sure you’ll receive the highest standard of teaching. Our teaching team received the Higher Education Academy’s Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence 2016, which recognises outstanding teamwork in teaching. You’ll benefit from our newly refurbished teaching and research laboratories. As part of your final year project you’ll carry out hands-on research, supervised by an expert academic. Our aim is to support your development as a confident individual able to critically analyse, interpret and communicate science. The first year modules are common to all pathways. In Years 2 and 3, you’ll take some common modules plus others that are relevant to your specialism. Our courses will prepare you for employment in a wide variety of graduate-entry career paths. Our graduates have begun their careers in pharmaceutical and biotech research, cancer research, infectious diseases, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Others have continued to PhD research or further study in areas such as medicine, dentistry, ophthalmology or teaching. For those wishing to pursue a career as an NHS medical laboratory officer, please note that this course is not IBMS accredited.

Course Modules

Typical Modules include: <p>

Level one (year one): 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 <p>

Level two (year two): Career Skills; Critical Thinking 2; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Genetic Engineering and Immunobiology; Principles of Human Disease; Genetics and Development; Analytical Biochemistry; Medical Microbiology; Metabolic Regulation <p>

Level three (year three): Compulsory Final Year Project; Gene Therapy and Related Technologies; Genomic Medicine; The Biology and Treatment of Cancer; Cellular Pathologies; Endocrine Disorders; Medical Immunology; Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology<p>

See the Brunel website for more information.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
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) £9,250 European 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