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Biomedical Sciences (Immunology) BSc
Biomedical Sciences (Immunology) BSc

Biomedical Sciences (Immunology) BSc

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

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English Requirement

  • 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)

Course Information

Often credited as the ‘father of immunology’ Edward Jenner is said to have saved more lives than any other human being through his discovery of the smallpox vaccine. Modern study of immunology is an exciting and fast moving area of biomedicine and remains an extremely rewarding one to be part of.

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 give you a greater understanding of the role of the immune system. You’ll learn about how the human defence system helps to prevent disease and you’ll focus on how this can fail through deficiencies in immunity.

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 undergraduate Biomedical Sciences courses. This means 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.

Course code: C550, C551 with placement

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Year 1


  • BB1702 - Biochemistry: Structure and Function

  • BB1720 - Biology of the Cell

  • BB1718 - Career Planning and Innovation

  • BB1706 - Critical Thinking 1

  • BB1701 - The Human Body: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

  • BB1719 - Introduction to Data Analysis

  • BB1704 - Practical Skills in Biomedical Sciences

Year 2


  • BB2703 - Career Planning

  • BB2708 - Data Analysis

  • BB2709 - Genetics, Genomics and Human Health

  • BB2711 - Human Pathology and Immunology

  • BB2716 - Medical Microbiology

  • BB2704 - Molecular and Cellular Biology


  • BB2710 - Analytical Biochemistry

  • BB2713 - Developmental Genetics and Stem Cell Biology

  • BB2730 - Metabolic Regulation

Year 3


  • BB3720 - Medical Immunology

  • BB3716 - Microbial Pathogenesis

  • BB3091 - Final Year Project


  • BB3704 - The Biology and Treatment of Cancer

  • BB3707 - Cellular Pathologies

  • BB3714 - Endocrine Disorders

  • BB3701 - Genomic Medicine

  • BB3733 - Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a graduate in Biomedical Sciences (Immunology) you’ll have the skills to work in research and in clinical specialities in areas such as autoimmune disorders or antibody deficiencies. You may choose to work in a hospital laboratory, an academic research setting or in industrial research.

Whatever your future goals are, this course is focused on helping you achieve your career ambitions. The employability teaching blocks at Brunel provide a personalised approach  todeveloping your skills. You’ll work on improving your CV and your interview techniques, as well as attending careers events and carrying out research projects with academics. Each year, we hold a Biomedical Sciences Careers Fair where you’ll have the opportunity to network with some of the biggest names in the business such as GlaxoSmithKline, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Parexel, Age UK and Royal Brompton Hospital NHS Foundation.

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Insurance – Single: 300 GBP per year

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