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Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biomedical Sciences (Genetics) with Placement

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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. 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. 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. Our genetics biomedical sciences degree can be studied over three years full-time, or four years full-time with a one-year work placement between years two and three. The Royal Society of Biology has awarded its accreditation to all of Brunel’s BSc Biomedical Sciences courses. This means that you can be confident that your degree will prepare you for the working world – and your prospective employers will know this too. You will 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.

Course details

Modules

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 Compulsory modules
  • Career Planning
  • Data Analysis
  • Developmental Genetics and Stem Cell Biology
  • Genetics, Genomics and Human Health
  • Human Pathology and Immunology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
Optional modules
  • Analytical Biochemistry
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Metabolic Regulation
Year 3
  • Placement year
Year 4 Compulsory modules
  • Gene Therapy and Related Technologies
  • Final Year Project
Optional modules
  • The Biology and Treatment of Cancer
  • Cellular Pathologies
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Genomic Medicine
  • Medical Immunology
- Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Society of Biology

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

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Course codeC401
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 or Applied Science
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 and 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, Physics or Applied Science or DD in Applied Science/Biomedical Science and any A level at grade B
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject with A levels grade BB including grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Applied Science or D in Applied Science/Biomedical Science/Applied Human Biology with A levels grade BB in any subjects
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, Physics or Applied Science or DD in Applied Science/Biomedical Science and any A level at grade B
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D in any subject with A levels grade BB including grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Applied Science or D in Applied Science/Biomedical Science/Applied Human Biology with A levels grade BB in any subjects
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB including grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Applied Science
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points including Higher Level 5 in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Applied Science
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 including H3 in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Applied Science
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2 including grade M2 in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Applied Science
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, Physics or Applied Science or DD in Applied Science/Biomedical Science and any A level at grade B
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject with A levels grade BB including grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Applied Science or D in Applied Science/Biomedical Science/Applied Human Biology with A levels grade BB in any subjects

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

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Biomedical Sciences (Genetics) with Placement at Brunel University London - UCAS