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BSc in Life Sciences

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 27,202

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  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
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.
  • Dean’s International Scholarship: This course is eligible for a £2,000 fee waiver, per academic year, subject to availability. This Scholarship is for full-time international students only

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022
  • UK entry requirements
  • GCE A-level BBB, including a grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology, or Physics.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in Applied Science or Biomedical Science.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM (all subjects accepted) with an A-level at grade B in either: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology or Physics.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in a related subject with 2 A-levels at grade B, to include either: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology 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, Health and Human Science, Life Sciences or Health Professions with 45 credits at Level 3. All Biology and Chemistry units must be Distinctions at level 3.
  • Five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above are also required, including English Language, Maths and one science subject.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all sub scores)
  • BrunELT: 58% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 79 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • In year one you’ll learn a foundation of life sciences including biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, biological psychology and environmental sciences. You’ll learn practical and analytical skills.
  • In year two, you’ll choose your specialist subjects and learn these alongside a module of bioinformatics. You can choose two streams to study from the allowed combinations. You’re also able to broaden your knowledge by selecting non-science subjects.
  • In your final year you’ll choose your preferred subject to study as your major and the other as your minor from the allowed combinations, with the option to choose a non-science module. You'll study all the modules from your major stream and choose half of the modules to study from your minor stream. Within your chosen major subject area, you'll develop a research project where you’ll learn to critically analyse, evaluate, interpret and communicate science in an interdisciplinary manner across the life sciences.
  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1
Compulsory

  • BB1702 - Biochemistry: Structure and Function
  • LS1704 - Biosphere for Life Sciences
  • PY1607 - Foundations of Psychology III: Brain and Cognition
  • SP1605 - Fundamentals of Biomechanics
  • SP1607 - Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • LS1701 - Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • LS1702 - Practical Research Skills
  • LS1703 - Quantitative Research Skills
  • LS1700 - Teamwork and Presentation

Year 2
Compulsory

  • LS2701 - Career Skills in Life Sciences
  • LS2702 - Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Elective Study

Optional

  • BB2710 - Analytical Biochemistry
  • PY2704 - Biological Psychology
  • SP2604 - Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • PY2701 - Cognitive Psychology
  • BB2713 - Developmental Genetics and Stem Cell Biology
  • PY2602 - Developmental Psychology
  • BB2708 - Ecosystem Stressors
  • ES2601 - Environmental Health
  • BB2709 - Genetics, Genomics and Human Health
  • BB2711 - Human Pathology and Immunology
  • CS1702 - Introductory Programming
  • LS26AA - Logic and Computation
  • BB2716 - Medical Microbiology
  • BB2730 - Metabolic Regulation
  • BB2704 - Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • SP2605 - Physiology of Sport and Exercise
  • PY2603 - Social Psychology
  • SP2606 - The Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity: Theory and Application

Year 3
Compulsory

  • LS3600 - Final Year Research Project

Optional

  • SP3608 - Advanced Biomechanics of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity
  • LS36CC - Algorithms and their Applications
  • PY3610 - Animal Behaviour
  • SP3606 - Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • BB3704 - The Biology and Treatment of CancerBB3707 - Cellular Pathologies
  • PY3618 - Drugs, Hormones and the Brain
  • ES3619 Ecological Public Health for Life Sciences
  • PY3617 - Evolutionary Psychology
  • PY3621 - Forensic Psychology
  • BB3706 - Gene Therapy and Related Technologies
  • BB3701 - Genomic Medicine
  • BB3703 - Medical Biochemistry
  • BB3720 - Medical Immunology
  • BB3716 - Microbial Pathogenesis
  • BB3733 - Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • ES3618 Nature-based Climate Change Solutions for Life Sciences
  • SP3609 - Physiological Limitations to Human Performance
  • PY3601 - Practical Investigations of Mind and Brain
  • LS36DD - Software Development and Managemen
  • UK 
  • £9,250 full-time 
  • £1,385 placement year
  • Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. 
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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