Department of Life Sciences

The Department of Life Sciences runs courses in Sport Sciences, Biosciences, Psychology and Environmental Sciences. With a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research , and a commitment to excellence, we aim to push the boundaries of understanding our environments, human health and performance.

The Complete University Guide ranks us number one for Sport Sciences in London. Many of our students play sport competitively, with Brunel enjoying an excellent reputation for sporting success at university level, and running a competitive sports scholarships programme. We also have extensive research and links with sporting bodies and companies, which provide many excellent opportunities for placements.

Biosciences are an expanding and forward-looking division within the department and promote a commitment and passion to science. Rated number one for student satisfaction out of the 15 biosciences courses in London, we pursue excellence in both teaching and research, and believe that by linking the two we can provide the best education and experience for our students.

Psychology at Brunel has an international reputation for research excellence, covering a range of topics and methodological approaches. With particular research strengths in cognitive neuroscience, cross-cultural psychology, evolutionary psychology, and health psychology we offer a range of innovative degree programmes. Many of these emphasise the everyday and real-life significance of psychology by encouraging you to explore the relationship between the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject, both through academic study and work placements.

Environmental Science at Brunel won the University the Queens Anniversary Trust Award for further and higher education in 2011 for the translation of two decades of research into environmental policy. Every project we undertake is rooted in the belief that understanding environmental change is vital for human health and biodiversity. Brunel is recognised internationally for its research in environmental pollution and toxicological sciences, and benefits from strong international links with pharmaceutical industries and government authorities. 

Health Economics focuses on the economic evaluation of a broad range of clinical and health service technologies and its dual aim is to provide applied, policy-relevant research whilst developing and refining methods to increase the rigour and relevance of such studies. This is highly relevant as economic evaluation begins to play more and more influential roles in international and national policies on the adoption and use of specific technologies.

The Department of Life Sciences also offer a number of CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development) courses to develop and extend your skills. To find out more and to apply, please click here.

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Page last updated: Tuesday 01 March 2016