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In year one you’ll learn a foundation of life sciences including biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, biological psychology and environmental sciences. You’ll learn practical and analytical skills.
In year two, you’ll choose your specialist subjects and learn these alongside a module of bioinformatics. You can choose two streams to study from the allowed combinations. You’re also able to broaden your knowledge by selecting non-science subjects.
In your final year you’ll choose your preferred subject to study as your major and the other as your minor from the allowed combinations, with the option to choose a non-science module. You'll study all the modules from your major stream and choose half of the modules to study from your minor stream. Within your chosen major subject area, you'll develop a research project where you’ll learn to critically analyse, evaluate, interpret and communicate science in an interdisciplinary manner across the life sciences.
This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.
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Please note that all modules are subject to change.
UK entry requirements
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- GCE A-level BBB, including a grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology, or Physics.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in Applied Science or Biomedical Science.
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM (all subjects accepted) with an A-level at grade B in either: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology or Physics.
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in a related subject with 2 A-levels at grade B, to include either: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology or Physics.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points, including 5 in Higher Level Biology, Chemistry or Physics. GCSE English equivalent SL 5 or HL 4 and Mathematics SL 4 or HL 4.
- Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Science, Biomedical Science, Medicine, Health and Human Science, Life Sciences or Health Professions with 45 credits at Level 3. All Biology and Chemistry units must be Distinctions at level 3.
- T levels : Merit overall in Health, Healthcare Science and Science
Five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above are also required, including English Language, Maths and one science subject.
Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs.
If you are unable to meet the direct entry criteria above, you are invited to apply for a foundation course in Life Sciences at Brunel Pathway College. When you successfully pass the foundation year, you can progress on to the Life Sciences BSc.
EU and International entry requirements
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.
English language requirements
- IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
- Pearson: 59 (59 in all sub scores)
- BrunELT: 58% (min 55% in all areas)
- TOEFL: 77 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.
Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.
Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.