• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
On this Human Biology (Hons) degree at University of South Wales, you’ll learn about the relationships between molecular, anatomical, physiological and anthropological aspects of human biology, with a focus on biomedical aspects of human processes, such as how we respond to infection and how drugs act on the body.
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Overview

Human biology is a vibrant, interdisciplinary field that focuses on the biology of human populations. Human biologists study diverse topics such as human health and disease, human evolution, variation and adaptability, genetics, and human ecology.

This Human Biology (Hons) degree at University of South Wales places significant emphasis on laboratory techniques, handling data, solving problems, writing reports and oral presentations. These elements enable you to understand scientific methods and critically evaluate scientific data, which are essential skills for a wide range of scientific careers.

Careers

This BSc (Hons) Human Biology degree provides the scientific basis for a career in a range of fields, including biomedical research, teaching, and biotechnology industries. Recent graduates of this course are working in pharmacology, quality assurance, biochemistry laboratories or completing their postgraduate teacher training.

The emphasis on applied biological knowledge is also ideal if you want to progress to postgraduate study, with many graduates undertaking further study in biotechnology, anthropology, and other life sciences.

Accreditation

The Human Biology degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting in part the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomedical research skills
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Biological chemistry
  • Introduction to genetics and evolution
  • Microorganisms and the dynamic cell
  • Human growth and development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    72

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  • Minimum required score:

    50

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General Requirements

  • Typical A-Level Offer
BCC - CDD to include Biology and one other Science such as Chemistry or Physics but to exclude General Studies (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
  • Typical Welsh BACC Offer
Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level to include Biology and one other Science such as Chemistry or Physics but to exclude General Studies (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
  • Typical Science Requirements
Applicants taking Science A levels in England will need to pass the practical element alongside achieving the requested grade(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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