Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry) BSc

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’ll study specialist areas that will teach you about the various biochemical pathways and how they may be altered during specific human diseases.

Course details

What’s happening inside our cells? What’s happening at a molecular level? The bringing together of biology and chemistry allows scientists to use chemical knowledge to understand biological problems.

  • Mode of study: 4-5 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9250   per year
  • Location: London campus

Brunel University London

Course overview

The Royal Society of Biology has awarded its accreditation to all of Brunel’s biomedical sciences BSc courses. 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’ll 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.


Entry requirements

GCE A-level BBB, including a grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science or Physics.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in Applied Science or Biomedical Science only.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any subjects with an A-level at grade B in: Biology, Human Biology, Applied Science, Chemistry or Physics.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in any subjects with two A-levels at grade BC, to include: Biology, Human Biology, Applied Science, Chemistry or Physics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points, including 5 in Higher Level Biology, Chemistry or Physics. GCSE English equivalent SL 5 or HL 4 and Mathematics SL 4 or HL 4.

Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Science, Biomedical Science, Medicine or Health and Human Science course, with 45 credits at Level 3. All Biology and Chemistry units must be Distinctions at Level 3.

T levels : Merit overall in Health, Healthcare Science and Science


As a graduate in Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry) you’ll have skills that cross over between biology and medicine. Some of the careers you may be interested in include an analytical chemist, a healthcare scientist, forensic scientist or a toxicologist.

Whatever your future goals are, this course is focused on helping you achieve your career ambitions. The employability teaching blocks at Brunel provide a personalised approach towards developing your skills. You’ll work on improving your CV and your interview techniques, as well as attending careers events and carrying out research projects with academics.


You’ll study a range of areas relating to human health from stem cells and genetic manipulation through to food safety. The content of the programme means that you’ll graduate with an understanding of the main subject areas in biosciences and medically related research and with an in-depth specialist knowledge of biochemistry.

  • BB1702 – Biochemistry: Structure and Function
  • BB1720 – Biology of the Cell
  • BB1718 – Career Planning and Innovation
  • BB1706 – Critical Thinking 1
  • BB1701 – The Human Body: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
  • BB1719 – Introduction to Data Analysis
  • BB1704 – Practical Skills in Biomedical Sciences
  • BB2710 – Analytical Biochemistry
  • BB2703 – Career Planning
  • BB2708 – Data Analysis
  • BB2709 – Genetics, Genomics and Human Health
  • BB2711 – Human Pathology and Immunology
  • BB2730 – Metabolic Regulation
  • BB2704 – Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • BB3091 – Final Year Project
  • BB3703 – Medical Biochemistry


  • BB3704 – The Biology and Treatment of Cancer
  • BB3707 – Cellular Pathologies
  • BB3714 – Endocrine Disorders
  • BB3701 – Genomic Medicine
  • BB3720 – Medical Immunology
  • BB3733 – Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology