Welcome to Biomedical Sciences

Our Biomedical Sciences course is ranked second in London for overall student satisfaction: National Student Survey 2016.

The Royal Society of Biology has awarded its accreditation to Brunel's BSc Biomedical Sciences programmes. This award is great news for current students as it proves to employers that Brunel graduates have the subject knowledge and technical skills they are seeking. Accredited programmes must display that they ensure graduates have specialised knowledge of the biosciences underpinned by competence in chemistry, physics and maths. Additionally programmes must show that they give students the chance to develop transferable and laboratory skills together with independence of thought.

Biosciences are an expanding and forward-looking division and promote a commitment and passion to science. 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. 

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

Teaching

The curricula for our Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses reflect up-to-date discoveries and are taught by highly motivated scientists in a research-active environment.

  • The aim of the BSc Biomedical Sciences programme, and subject specific pathways, is to provide students with an understanding of the main subject areas in Biosciences and medically-related research. The programmes seek to develop graduates with good practical, analytical and transferable skills applicable to a wide range of employment opportunities.
  • The courses with Professional Experience include a one year work placement in a scientific area. Students who undertake a placement are statistically more likely to achieve a higher degree classification than those who study on a full time course. Students gain greater self- confidence, motivation, time management, and personal and social skills.
  • The MSc courses in Molecular Medicine, and Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research, enable students to gain specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of human diseases and focus on developing research skills. The courses are taught on a one year full-time or two year part-time basis.

Research

  • Biosciences have newly refurbished laboratories with a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and expertise, and broad international and interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Biosciences academics are internationally renowned in their fields and are making major advances and breakthroughs in human diseases and syndromes including breast, prostate and skin cancer, leukemia, progeria (premature ageing), tuberculosis, malaria, aspergillus infections, neurodegenerative diseases, aberrations caused by irradiation and normal ageing.
  • Our academics are also involved in the development of 21st century treatments for disease such as novel vaccines, stem cell, gene and antibody therapies, novel drug development and artificial biomaterials.
  • We have attracted over £4 million pounds research grant income over the past five years.

Dr Christopher Parris

Director- Division of Biosciences 


Page last updated: Wednesday 14 December 2016