Brunel University London

Course Introduction

How do human beings stay healthy? What are the factors involved in disease transmission? Studying the human health biological sciences degree looks at answering these questions.

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 the specialist area of human health and learn about the role of infectious organisms in disease and how human activities can lead to disease transmission.

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 Biomedical Sciences (Human Health) 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 all of Brunel’s BSc Biomedical Sciences programmes. 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

- Medical Microbiology

Optional modules

- Analytical Biochemistry

- Genetics and Development

- Metabolic Regulation

Year 3

Compulsory modules

- Final Year Project

- Microbial Pathogenesis

Optional modules

- Genomic Medicine

- The Biology and Treatment of Cancer

- Cellular Pathologies

- Endocrine Disorders

- Medical Immunology

- Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology

Start Date:

14/09/2020

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) £19,280 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 subsectionTOEFL (iBT)79.0with a minimum of:
  • Reading - 18
  • Listening - 17
  • Speaking - 20
  • Writing - 17PTE Academic51.0with a minimum of 51 in all subscores