Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The human body runs on complex internal processes, with cells and organs functioning in incredible ways to make us who we are. But, what happens when our health is compromised? This dynamic biomedical sciences degree is perfect for those with a fascination of how we work and how we treat human diseases.

At Brunel, we understand that your interest in Biomedical Sciences at this stage may be very broad and perhaps you are not ready to specialise. For this reason, we have made our Biomedical Sciences BSc flexible. As you continue through your degree, you can pick your own options and tailor your course to fit your interests. You can even switch over to a specialist pathway in the second year so there is no need to feel pressurised to commit to a specialist area yet.

Our Biomedical Sciences BSc 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 Brunel’s BSc Biomedical Sciences programmes. This means you can be confident that Brunel’s Biomedical Sciences BSc 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

Core Modules

Year 1

Biochemistry: Structure and Function

Biology of the Cell

Critical Thinking 1

Practical Skills in Biomedical Sciences

Research Skills

The Human Body: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

Year 2

Core Modules

Career Planning

Data, graphs and analysis

Genetic Engineering and Immunobiology

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Principles of Human Disease

Optional Modules

Analytical Biochemistry

Medical Microbiology

Metabolic Regulation

Genetics and Development

Year 3 is an optional work placement

Year 4

Core Modules

Final Year Project

Optional Modules

Cellular Pathologies

Endocrine Disorders

Gene Therapy and Related Technologies

Genomic Medicine

Medical Biochemistry

Medical Immunology

Methods in Forensic Investigation

Microbial Pathogenesis

Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Biology and Treatment of Cancer

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Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
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