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Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Life Sciences

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Course summary

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Life sciences are at the forefront of modern science. With this degree you’ll have a mix of skills, in areas chosen by you, across a range of science streams. Recent employment research from several Research Councils has highlighted the need for graduates to have interdisciplinary skills and the ability to use the latest analytical and computational techniques. At Brunel, we’ve responded to this research, and our programme is designed to get you job ready. An example of this is the computational data analysis option which gives you the skills increasingly required by employers. You’ll choose from a wide range of science subjects including biological, environmental, psychological and sport sciences. You’ll learn computational and statistical data analysis and quantitative research giving you the skill sets to work with big data sets – a fundamental part of modern science. You can even opt for modules such as languages and creative writing. You’ll graduate with a unique set of skills so that you’ll be ready to enter the world of work with a competitive edge.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Biochemistry: Structure and Function Biosphere for Life Sciences Foundations of Psychology III: Brain and Cognition Fundamentals of Biomechanics Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Molecular and Cellular Biology Practical Research Skills Quantitative Research Skills Teamwork and Presentation Year 2 Compulsory modules

  • Career Skills in Life Sciences
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
Optional modules
  • Analytical Biochemistry
  • Animal Development
  • Biological Psychology
  • Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Ecosystem Stressors
  • Environmental Health
  • Genetic Engineering
  • History of Genetics
  • Immunobiology
  • Introductory Programming
  • Logic and Computation
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Metabolic Regulation
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Physiology of Sport and Exercise
  • Principles of Human Disease A
  • Principles of Human Disease B
  • The Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity: Theory and Application
  • Social Psychology
Year 3 Compulsory modules
  • Final Year Project
Optional modules
  • Advanced Biomechanics of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Algorithms and their Applications
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Cellular Pathologies
  • The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness
  • Drugs, Hormones and the Brain
  • Ecology and Conservation
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Gene Therapy and Related Technologies
  • Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity
  • Genomic Medicine
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Medical Immunology
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Physiological Limitations to Human Performance
  • Practical Investigations of Mind and Brain
- Software Development and Management


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeLF01
Institution code B84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB including grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science or Psychology
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD in Applied Science or Biomedical Science
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Biomedical Science, Medicine, Health & Human Science or Science with 45 credits at Level 3. All Biology and Chemistry units must be passed with Distinctions at level 3.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in any subject with an A level grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Physics or Psychology or Distinction Distinction in Applied Science/Biomedical Science/Pharmaceutical Science and A level grade B in any subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D with A levels grade BB in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Physics or Psychology or Distinction in Applied Science/Biomedical Science/Pharmaceutical Science and A levels grade BB in any subject
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) DDD in Applied Science or Biomedical Science
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD in any subject with an A level grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Physics or Psychology or Distinction Distinction in Applied Science/Biomedical Science/Pharmaceutical Science and A level grade B in any subject
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D with A levels grade BB in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Physics or Psychology or Distinction in Applied Science/Biomedical Science/Pharmaceutical Science and A levels grade BB in any subject
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2 including grade M2 in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Physics or Psychology
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDD in Applied Science or Biomedical Science
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in any subject with an A level grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Physics or Psychology or Distinction Distinction in Applied Science/Biomedical Science/Pharmaceutical Science and A level grade B in any subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D with A levels grade BB in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Physics or Psychology or Distinction in Applied Science/Biomedical Science/Pharmaceutical Science and A levels grade BB in any subject

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)79with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic51with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £19280* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Life Sciences at Brunel University London - UCAS