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Applied sciences and basic sciences
Life Sciences BSc
Life Sciences BSc

Life Sciences BSc

  • ID:LBIC440078
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

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

Life sciences are at the forefront of modern science. With this degree you’ll have a mix of skills, in areas chosen by you, across a range of science streams. Recent employment research from several Research Councils has highlighted the need for graduates to have interdisciplinary skills and the ability to use the latest analytical and computational techniques. At Brunel, we’ve responded to this research, and our programme is designed to get you job ready. An example of this is the computational data analysis option which gives you the skills increasingly required by employers.

You’ll choose from a wide range of science subjects including biological, environmental, psychological and sport sciences. You’ll learn computational and statistical data analysis and quantitative research giving you the skill sets to work with big data sets – a fundamental part of modern science. You can even opt for modules such as languages and creative writing. You’ll graduate with a unique set of skills so that you’ll be ready to enter the world of work with a competitive edge.

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Year 1


  • BB1702 - Biochemistry: Structure and Function

  • LS1704 - Biosphere for Life Sciences

  • PY1607 - Foundations of Psychology III: Brain and Cognition

  • SP1605 - Fundamentals of Biomechanics

  • SP1607 - Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • LS1701 - Molecular and Cellular Biology

  • LS1702 - Practical Research Skills

  • LS1703 - Quantitative Research Skills

  • LS1700 - Teamwork and Presentation

Year 2


  • LS2701 - Career Skills in Life Sciences

  • LS2702 - Introduction to Bioinformatics

  • Elective Study


  • BB2710 - Analytical Biochemistry

  • PY2704 - Biological Psychology

  • SP2604 - Biomechanics of Human Movement

  • PY2701 - Cognitive Psychology

  • BB2713 - Developmental Genetics and Stem Cell Biology

  • PY2602 - Developmental Psychology

  • BB2708 - Ecosystem Stressors

  • ES2601 - Environmental Health

  • BB2709 - Genetics, Genomics and Human Health

  • BB2711 - Human Pathology and Immunology

  • CS1702 - Introductory Programming

  • LS26AA - Logic and Computation

  • BB2716 - Medical Microbiology

  • BB2730 - Metabolic Regulation

  • BB2704 - Molecular and Cellular Biology

  • SP2605 - Physiology of Sport and Exercise

  • PY2603 - Social Psychology

  • SP2606 - The Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity: Theory and Application

Year 3


  • LS3600 - Final Year Research Project


  • SP3608 - Advanced Biomechanics of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity

  • LS36CC - Algorithms and their Applications

  • PY3610 - Animal Behaviour

  • SP3606 - Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

  • BB3704 - The Biology and Treatment of Cancer

  • BB3707 - Cellular Pathologies

  • PY3618 - Drugs, Hormones and the Brain

  • ES3619 Ecological Public Health for Life Sciences

  • PY3617 - Evolutionary Psychology

  • PY3621 - Forensic Psychology

  • BB3706 - Gene Therapy and Related Technologies

  • BB3701 - Genomic Medicine

  • BB3703 - Medical Biochemistry

  • BB3720 - Medical Immunology

  • BB3716 - Microbial Pathogenesis

  • BB3733 - Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • ES3618 Nature-based Climate Change Solutions for Life Sciences

  • SP3609 - Physiological Limitations to Human Performance

  • PY3601 - Practical Investigations of Mind and Brain

  • LS36DD - Software Development and Management

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

You’ll graduate with a unique set of skills in communication, critical thinking, data analysis, experimental techniques, information technology, team working and time management all of which are highly valued in the job market. There will be a strong emphasis placed on your career throughout your course and you’ll learn about how your option choices will put you ahead when you’re pursuing a career.

Just some of the careers you may be interested in include working in life science industries, clinical genetics laboratories, clinical trials and the regulatory sector, in sales and marketing related to healthcare and diagnostic products, in diagnostic pathology and clinical laboratories, human performance laboratories, forensic laboratories, government or charity-funded research laboratories and institutes, in research and development for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, diagnostics, medical devices and laboratory instrumentation industries, and research laboratories in universities.

Further opportunities will exist in areas such as environmental regulation and monitoring, conservation, animal welfare. Alternatively, our graduates would also be well equipped to pursue many career options outside of science in business, finance and information technology, for example, in scientific journalism, in business administration as a management consultant or in finance and banking. Careers in the Public Sector would also be open to such graduates, such as in science teaching or in the civil service. Students who have specialised in a defined, interdisciplinary, scientific field may proceed to study at postgraduate level (master’s and PhD).  

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Insurance – Single: 300 GBP per year

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