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Brunel University London

Life Sciences with Placement Year

UCAS Code: LF02

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science or Maths

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Complete and pass Access to Science or Biomedical Science or Medicine or Health and Human Science course with 45 credits at Level 3 with Merit in all units (All Biology and Chemistry units must be Distinctions at level 3).

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2

including grade M2 in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science or Maths

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 Certificate

D

with A levels grade BB in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

in a relevant subject with an A level grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science or Physics

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

in Applied Science

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

in a relevant subject with an A level grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science or Physics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

with A levels grade BB in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

in Applied Science

UCAS Tariff

120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Biological sciences

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.

Modules

Core Modules

Year 1
Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics
Biochemistry: Structure and Function
Biosphere for Life Sciences
Foundations of Psychology III: Brain and Cognition
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Practical Research Skills
Quantitative Research Skills
Synotpic Assessment in Life Sciences 1: Teamwork and Presentation

Year 2
Career Skills in Life Sciences
Environmental Health
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Biological Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Logic and Computation
Social Psychology

Optional
Metabolic Regulation
Analytical Biochemistry
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Animal Development
Principles of Human Disease B
Introductory Programming
Ecosystem Stressors
Genetic Engineering
History of Genetics
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Medical Microbiology
Principles of Human Disease A
Immunobiology
Theory and Application in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Biomechanics of Human Movement
Applying Sport Sciences to Practice: Coaching and Teaching Effectiveness
Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology

Year 3 is an optional work placement

Year 4
Final Year Project
Cellular Pathologies

Optional Modules
Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology
Gene Therapy and Related Technologies
Genomic Medicine
Microbial Pathogenesis
Medical Biochemistry
Biomechanical Analysis Techniques
Physiology of the High Performance Athlete
Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
Applying Sport Sciences to Practice: Training Principles
Medical Immunology
Practical Investigations of Mind and Brain
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness
Drugs, Hormones and the Brain
Algorithms and their Applications
Software Development and Management
Evolutionary Psychology
Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity
Health and Society

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,720
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biosciences

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biosciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Natural and social science professionals
15%
Science, engineering and production technicians
12%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

These stats refer to the prospects of graduates from general courses in biosciences. About a quarter go into further study and for those who go into work, bioscience, teaching and finance jobs are the most common types of employment. But you can go into most careers with this kind of degree — the majority of jobs for graduates don’t ask for a particular degree subject - and you will acquire a wide range of skills valued by many employers. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

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