B.Sc. On Campus

Human Biology (with Foundation Year) (Hons)

Teesside University

48 months
14000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Human biology involves the study of the human body and how it is adapted to its environment. This Human Biology (with Foundation Year) (Hons) course from Teesside University is designed to equip you with a broad-based understanding of the human body in health and disease.


It develops your knowledge of human biology, with a focus on the medical aspects of human processes, examining how the human species evolved, how we change over our lifespan, and how our bodies are influenced by food, nutrition and environmental factors.

You learn about the physiology of the major systems of the body, the impact of nutrition and environment on health, and human development and evolution.

This course includes a foundation year - ideal if you need additional preparation or if you don't have sufficient grades to join Year 1 of a degree.

Practical classes give you first-hand experience of biology, genetics and human physiology and anatomy. This helps you develop comprehensive knowledge and skills relevant to current industry and employer requirements. You also carry out research-based projects from a wide choice that involve either hands-on research or further study.

This degree course equips you with knowledge and understanding that will allow you to follow a career path in science, health or industry.

You study at Teesside University’s Middlesbrough campus, but have the opportunity to gain valuable experience at the new National Horizons Centre at the University’s Darlington campus which is home to a range of state-of-the-art facilities. This £22m purpose-built biosciences research, education and training facility is a focal point for the growing regional biosciences community.

Career opportunities

Human Biology (with Foundation Year) (Hons) Graduates are sought by a wide range of industries and organisations which include pharmaceutical industries, hospitals and government laboratories. 

Graduates may enter the teaching profession, undertake employment in research and development laboratories or continue to further postgraduate study including MSc, PhD or graduate-entry programs in clinical disciplines such as dentistry or medicine.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Big Data
  • Chemical Science and the Environment
  • Experimental Methods for Life Science
  • Global Grand Challenges
  • Life on Earth
  • Life Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The main UCAS closing date is 29 January. You are encouraged to apply by then although late applications are accepted through UCAS until 30 June. 


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Any Level 3 subject is acceptable for entry to this course.Normally entry qualifications can be accumulated from:

  • any combination of Level 3 qualifications (for example, A/AS levels, BTEC Certificates/Diplomas, Access to Higher Education courses)
  • High School Certificate or Diploma with good grades completed after at least 12 years of primary and secondary education
  • English language and mathematics requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Middlesbrough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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