Biomedical Sciences (BSc)

Brunel University London the United Kingdom

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How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 3290

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Course starts

International course fees
GBP 11765

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About Biomedical Sciences at Brunel University London

This course provides you with an understanding of the main subject areas in biosciences, with a focus on biochemistry. It will help you develop transferable and professional skills appropriate to a wide range of careers in health care, industry and academia.Entry RequirementsUCAS Tariff - 320 points, from:GCE A and AS-level Tariff points typically from 3 A-levels together with either 1 AS-level or Extended Project Qualification (typical offer BBC, preferably including a biological subject, plus a C in either an AS or EPQ). General Studies/Critical Thinking accepted.Irish Tariff points from 5 subjects, preferably including a biological subject.Scottish Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers, preferably including a biological subject, plus 1 Higher.Advanced Diploma No subjects currently accepted.BTEC ND DDM in a related subject.IB Diploma 32 points, including 5 points in Biology at Higher Level.Access Pass in a related subject. For all of the above, 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above are also required, to include English, Maths and Science.Course AimsThe aim of the BSc Biomedical Sciences course is to provide an understanding of the main subject areas in biosciences and medically related research. These subject areas include biochemistry, genetics, cell and molecular biology, immunology and anatomy and physiology as related to human health disease and treatment. The course also allows you to develop good practical, analytical and transferable skills applicable to a wide range of employment opportunities such as medicine, MSc and PhD, pharmaceutical research, pathology and diagnosis, clinical trials and data management. You will be encouraged to exercise leadership, initiative and responsibility, and to appreciate the need for continual professional development.Course ContentThe modern biomedical scientist needs to be familiar with a wide range of subject disciplines. This is why our Biomedical Sciences degree provides all students with a sound grounding in core subject areas. Specific interests often emerge as students progress through a course, which is why we offer flexibility to transfer between pathways at the end of Level 1. Optional modules at Levels 2 and 3 allow you to follow a degree programme which reflects your interests and strengths. In addition, by selecting a particular pathway, you can gain specialist knowledge in your chosen subject area. All our undergraduate courses are modular and you will study a set number of modules each year (120 credits). To obtain an Honours degree you will complete 120 credits at each level, including a 40 credit research project at Level 3. Level 1 is core for all pathways, and gives a grounding in cellular and biochemical processes. Practical lab skills and research skills (IT, communication, information retrieval/analysis, etc) modules 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, 60 credits are core. At this level we are introducing more formally the biochemical and molecular processes which are altered in various human diseases. The Professional Skills modules develop employability skills alongside the practical skills needed for each pathway. With the exception of Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry), all programmes have optional module choices. 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. Typical ModulesLevel 1 Core Anatomy and Physiology Biochemistry: Structure and Function Biology of the Cell Practical Skills In Biomedical Sciences Research Skills Level 2 CoreCellular, Molecular and Immunobiology Principles of Human Disease Professional Skills Level 2 OptionsAnalytical Biochemistry Genetics and Development Medical Microbiology Metabolic Regulation Level 3 CoreFinal Year ProjectLevel 3 Options - Biology and Treatment of Cancer - Cellular Pathologies - Endocrine Disorders - Forensic Technologies Genomic Medicine Genomic Technologies Medical Biochemistry Medical Immunology Molecular Pharmacology and ToxicologyFinal year projectIn 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 (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.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3290International course feesGBP 11765
  • The awardBScHow you will studySandwichHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3290International course feesGBP 11765

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