Biomedical Sciences (Genetics) BSc

The Human Genome Project is having a huge impact on the field of science and genetics. How will it provide new insights and therapies for the treatment of genetic diseases? If you’re interested in the field of genetics and the treatment of genetic diseases then this specialist course is perfect for you.

Course details

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.

  • 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

 As you continue through your degree you will study specialist areas that will teach you how the role of various genetic mutations alter cellular processes and biomechanical pathways in normal metabolism, and also how these pathways may be altered during specific human disease.

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.


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 (Genetics) you’ll have the skills to work in research and development in the medical field. You may want to become a clinical research associate, a pharmacologist, a geneticist or a healthcare scientist to name a few.

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 genetics.

  • 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
  • BB2713 – Developmental Genetics and Stem Cell Biology
  • BB2709 – Genetics, Genomics and Human Health
  • BB2711 – Human Pathology and Immunology
  • BB2704 – Molecular and Cellular Biology


  • BB2710 – Analytical Biochemistry
  • BB2716 – Medical Microbiology
  • BB2730 – Metabolic Regulation
  • BB3091 – Final Year Project
  • BB3706 – Gene Therapy and Related Technologies


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