Biomedical Sciences (Human Health) BSc

At Brunel, we understand that your specialist knowledge should be built on a sound grounding of all the areas of biomedical sciences.

Course details

How do human beings stay healthy? What are the factors involved in disease transmission? Studying the human health biological sciences degree looks at answering these questions.

  • 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

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 the specialist area of human health and learn about the role of infectious organisms in disease and how human activities can lead to disease transmission.

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


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. Each year, we hold a Biomedical Sciences Careers Fair where you’ll have the opportunity to network with some of the biggest names in the business such as GlaxoSmithKline, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Parexel, Age UK and Royal Brompton Hospital NHS Foundation.


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 human health.

  • 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
  • B2711 – Human Pathology and Immunology
  • BB2716 – Medical Microbiology
  • BB2704 – Molecular and Cellular Biology


  • BB2710 – Analytical Biochemistry
  • BB2713 – Developmental Genetics and Stem Cell Biology
  • BB2730 – Metabolic Regulation
  • BB3716 – Microbial Pathogenesis
  • BB3091 – Final Year Project


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