BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry)

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

The modern biomedical scientist needs to be familiar with a wide range of subject disciplines and Brunel’s Biomedical Sciences degrees provide students with a sound grounding in all the key subject areas.

The course allows you to develop good practical, analytical and transferable skills applicable to a wide range of employment opportunities such as medicine, MSc and PhD study, pharmaceutical research, pathology and diagnosis, clinical trials and data management.

Students will be encouraged to exercise their leadership, initiative and responsibility, and to appreciate the need for continual professional development.

Programme description

The modern biomedical scientist needs to be familiar with a wide range of subject disciplines and Brunel’s Biomedical Sciences degrees provide students with a sound grounding in all the key subject areas.

The course allows you to develop good practical, analytical and transferable skills applicable to a wide range of employment opportunities such as medicine, MSc and PhD study, pharmaceutical research, pathology and diagnosis, clinical trials and data management.

Students will be encouraged to exercise their leadership, initiative and responsibility, and to appreciate the need for continual professional development.

Key Modules

Our Approach

The rapid change and development of knowledge in the biosciences necessitates a learning strategy that enables graduates to continue their self-education. We are therefore focusing on developing graduates who have a range of professional (including practical) and generic skills; who are capable of independent and life-long learning; who are able to apply their knowledge to unfamiliar problems and situations; who can critically analyse and interpret data and information; and who can communicate complex information with clarity.

We pursue excellence in both teaching and research, and believe that by linking the two we can provide the best education and experience for our students. Our degree programmes combine innovative and classical teaching methods with leading-edge research, and we recognise the value of practical experience in the learning process.

Biomedical sciences is a fast-moving field, and we ensure that text book information is supplemented with the latest scientific discoveries to give you a topical, up-to-date education.

Module & Subject

Level 1 is compulsory for all pathways, and gives a grounding in cellular and biochemical processes. Practical lab skills and research skills (IT, communication, information retrieval/analysis etc) are included to prepare you for the practical nature of the subject, and to give you a 'taster' of the various pathway options.

At Level 2, we more formally introduce the biochemical and molecular processes which are altered in various human diseases. The Career Skills study block develops employability skills alongside further practical skills needed by biomedical scientists.

At Level 3, you are given as much choice as possible to allow you to follow your interests. Topics are studied to a greater depth than in earlier years. All students must undertake a research project, which allows you to bring together the skills developed at Levels 1 and 2. This will probably be the greatest challenge of your degree, but also the most rewarding. You are usually associated with one of our research centres and your project will normally be clinically-related.

 

Level 1
Compulsory

  • 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

Level 2
Compulsory

  • Career Skills
  • Critical Thinking 2
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Genetic Engineering and Immunobiology
  • Principles of Human Disease
  • Analytical Biochemistry
  • Metabolic Regulation

Sandwich Placement
Professional Experience

Level 3
Compulsory

  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Final Year Project*

Optional (choose three)

  • Genomic Medicine
  • The Biology and Treatment of Cancer
  • Cellular Pathologies
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Medical Immunology
  • Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology

Final year project*

In your final year you will be required to complete a research project of your own under the supervision of a member of staff. Final year projects are often the most fulfilling aspect of the course.

Projects may take a variety of forms (from lab-based research to complex data analysis), but it will be related to your chosen programme pathway, and may relate to your future career plans. Your project experience is often what sets you apart as an individual and employers usually ask about your project in interviews.

Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  18000.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER