Brunel University
Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry) BSc (Hons)
Brunel University

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23500 £23500 £27500
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £28000 £19000 - £27500 £22000 - £34000


Salary of all UK Graduates of molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24017 £23450 £28950
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £27974 £18456 - £28917 £22344 - £35829

Course Description

What's happening inside our cells? What's happening at a molecular level? The bringing together of biology and chemistry allows scientists to use chemical knowledge to understand biological problems.

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'll study specialist areas that will teach you about the various biochemical pathways and how they may be altered during specific human diseases.

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.

The Royal Society of Biology has awarded its accreditation to all of Brunel’s biomedical sciences BSc 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'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.

This course is accredited at advanced level by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting in part the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol). Graduates can apply for membership of the Royal Society of Biology at Member (MRSB) level after two years of practice, rather than the usual three years, due to the significant research experience acquired.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry), BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry) BSc (Hons) at Brunel University

13% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
13% Caring personal services
11% Sales occupations
8% Natural and social science professionals
8% Business and public service associate professionals
8% Administrative occupations
6% Teaching Professionals
5% Elementary occupations
3% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
3% Health associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

You'll be assessed through a mixture of coursework and written examinations to test your knowledge, understanding, problem solving and data interpretation.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

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

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

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.

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

in Applied Science or Biomedical Science

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

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

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

including Higher Level 5 in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Applied Science

in Applied Science or Biomedical Science

including H3 in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Applied Science

in Applied Science or Biomedical Science

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

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

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

English language requirements

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

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry), BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry) BSc (Hons)

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £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

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

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About Brunel University

Established in 1957, Brunel University is located in the large town of Uxbridge, in suburban London. Thanks to its location, Brunel University has numerous public transport connections to London, which students make use of for expanding their options when it comes to work experience placements. The admission rate is lower than in many universities, so applicants should prepare their personal statements and interviews well when applying to enrol here.

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Where is this programme taught

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