Biomedical Sciences BSc

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.

Course details

At Brunel, we understand that your interest in biomedical sciences at this stage may be very broad and perhaps you’re not ready to specialise.
  • 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

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’s no need to feel pressurised to commit to a specialist area yet.

The Royal Society of Biology has awarded its accreditation to all of Brunel’s biomedical sciences undergraduate programmes. This means you can be confident that our Biomedical Sciences BSc 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 either 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


Whatever your future goals are, your biomedical sciences course is focused on helping you achieve your career ambitions. Whether you want to work as a Cancer Research Scientist, a Forensic Scientist or a Science Journalist – 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 will graduate with an understanding of the main subject areas in biosciences and medically related research.

  • 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
  • BB2703 – Career Planning
  • BB2708 – Data Analysis
  • BB2709 – Genetics, Genomics and Human Health
  • BB2711 – Human Pathology and Immunology

BB2704 – Molecular and Cellular Biology


  • BB2710 – Analytical Biochemistry
  • BB2713 – Developmental Genetics and Stem Cell Biology
  • BB2716 – Medical Microbiology
  • BB2730 – Metabolic Regulatio
  • BB3091 – Final Year Project


  • BB3704 – The Biology and Treatment of Cancer
  • BB3707 – Cellular Pathologies
  • BB3714 – Endocrine Disorders
  • BB3706 – Gene Therapy and Related Technologies
  • BB3701 – Genomic Medicine
  • BB3703 – Medical Biochemistry
  • BB3720 – Medical Immunology
  • BB3710 – Methods in Forensic Investigation
  • BB3716 – Microbial Pathogenesis
  • BB3733 – Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology