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Biomedical Sciences (with Placement Year)

Brunel University London
London, Great Britain
Full-time
€10,928.72/year
1290 Points
Duration
4 Years
Language
English

Program Description

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.

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. 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.

In your final year you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to our research programmes in cellular and biochemical pathways, the regulation of gene expression, DNA repair and immunological responses to microbial infection. This will give you first-hand experience of real-world laboratory research and prepare you for your future career.

The placement year costs £1,385.

Entry Requirements

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Education
IB Diploma
30
or
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
17.5
English Level
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
C
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
C
or
International Baccalaureate
5.0
or
A levels
B
or
IGCSE
C
or
TOEFL (internet based)
79
or
IELTS
6
or
PTE
59
or
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
59
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Personal Statement - Motivation Letter
Portfolio Relevant to the Programme
Interview
Panhellenic Exams Certificate of Access (with grades)
Certified Copy of the High School Diploma (or equivalent)
Student Visa
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Notes:

Information about requirements:

  • Grade 16 as a Pan-Hellianic exams is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

Other accepted qualifications:

  • DDD (BTEC)
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD in Applied Science or Biomedical Science only.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD 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 B, to include: Biology, Human Biology, Applied Science, Chemistry or Physics.

Other accepted English qualifications:

  • BrunELT (Brunel English Language Test): 60% (min 55% in all areas)
  • Trinity ISE
  • Michigan English Test - Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • Duolingo

Course Content

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.

Year 1 includes practical lab skills and research skills, alongside a taster of the various pathway options.

Year 2 introduces the biochemical and molecular processes which are altered in various human diseases. You'll also develop your employability skills in the 'Career Skills' study block.

The placement year will follow year 2, if opted for.

In year 3, you're given as much choice as possible to follow your interests. Your only compulsory module will be the 'Final Year Project'. This will be a research project, which allows you to bring together the skills developed during years 1 and 2.

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Teaching and Learning

You'll be taught by academics who are actively involved in a wide range of world-leading research. The four main areas of biomedical science research at Brunel are: health and disease, treatments and cures, genomic and epigenomic level, and technology and methodology.

Many of our academics have been involved in making major advances and breakthroughs in human diseases and syndromes. This means you’ll be learning the most up-to-date scientific discoveries in a fast-moving field where our academics teach you cutting-edge research through practical experience.

The biomedical sciences teaching team have created a unique teaching and assessment strategy which has been recognised in an award from the Higher Education Academy. It will allow you to combine your learning over the course of the year and apply knowledge from different study blocks into one assessment, making your education as close to your future real-world career as possible.

We have produced thousands of scientists now making scientific breakthroughs and improving lives across the globe. As a Brunel graduate, you'll be gaining from their reputation and the reputation of the University.

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Curriculum

Year 1

Biochemistry: Structure and Function

Biology of the Cell

Career Planning and Innovation

Critical Thinking 1

The Human Body: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

Introduction to Data Analysis

Practical Skills in Biomedical Sciences

Year 2

Career Planning

Data Analysis

Genetics, Genomics and Human Health

Human Pathology and Immunology

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Placement Year

Placement Year

Year 4

Final Year Project

The Biology and Treatment of Cancer

Cellular Pathologies

Endocrine Disorders

Gene Therapy and Related Technologies

Genomic Medicine

Medical Biochemistry

Medical Immunology

Methods in Forensic Investigation

Microbial Pathogenesis

Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology

Careers

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
  • a Science Journalist – the employability teaching blocks at Brunel provide a personalised approach towards developing your skills

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
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