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Real-world learning and assessment

If you’re looking for an immersive and pioneering scientific learning experience, studying on one of our award-winning biomedical sciences degrees is the right choice for you.

You’ll benefit from a biomedical sciences learning experience that reduces the burden of assessments, refines your skills in evaluation and communication, and teaches you to make use of complex information in a fast-moving field.

By combining your gained knowledge from a variety of modules, your end of year assessment will ask you to put all of your learning into one as you tackle a real-life problem using information you’ve acquired throughout the year.

Our biomedical sciences team has won an award for Teaching Excellence from the Higher Education Academy in recognition of our innovative, personalised approach to teaching and learning.

Your lecturers are active researchers who have published in high-quality review and textbooks in areas such as treatments for 21st century diseases, personalised medicine, cancer and genomic treatments and ageing diseases. So, you’ll gain from learning about their research on your degree and be stimulated to perhaps develop scientific breakthroughs of your own.

You’ll benefit from years of first-hand experience and real-world laboratory research that prepares you for an exciting future career in biomedical sciences.

Flexible and compressed hours enabled me to work more efficiently, engaging more with my students and permitted me the quiet times for writing grants and papers. Such that after 10 years of being a Reader, I have now been promoted in 2020 to Professor.

Joanna, Staff

From UK

My best memory of studying at Brunel - personalised tuition and approachable tutors.

Peter, Alumni,Undergraduate

Applied Biochemistry BTech

From UK

Without support from my careers consultant and placement adviser, I would not be where I am today. They really believed in me, even when I didn't.

Billy, Undergraduate

From UK

I would recommend opting for a placement year as it really adds value to your CV.

Julia, Undergraduate

From UK

The whole process of gaining a placement was an interesting journey which I enjoyed even though it was a struggle at times. The application process was something very new to me and getting through all the different stages was something I learnt a lot from.

Dhruti, Undergraduate

(BSc) UG Biological Sciences

From UK

For students currently applying for a placement, my advice is: be strategic, persevere and use the services PDC have to offer – they are there for you!

Mercy, Undergraduate

Biomedical Sciences

From UK

Since I first approached the PDC for placement advice as an undergraduate, I've been supported in every aspect of building my dream career as a scientist.

Denise, Research

Biomedical sciences

From Italy

I always loved Biology and the course at Brunel appealed to me, especially because work placements in the field were offered.

Vibha, Alumni,Undergraduate

Medical Biology BSc

From USA

Brunel provided a great opportunity to work together with leading academics and students from all different backgrounds in a very inspiring environment.

Gamalendira, Alumni,Postgraduate

Biomedical Biomechanics and Bioelectronics Engineering MSc

From Sri Lanka

Studying Biomedical Sciences at Brunel University London has been one of the most positive and important opportunities I’ve had the fortune to be given

Alexia, Undergraduate


From UK

During my degree I’ve learned about the development of cancer down to the cellular level, and increased my knowledge on all the different proteins and stages involved from mutation to cancer formation, invasion and progression. I’ve found it fascinating.

Fahreen, Alumni,Undergraduate

From UK

I would not be working at this level of seniority so soon without my Biomedical Sciences PhD.

Susan, Alumni,Research

From UK