• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

If you’d like a scientific career where you can focus on improving people’s health and wellbeing, the Human Biology (Hons) degree from University of Derby is the ideal starting point.

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, this course demonstrates quality and sets a high professional standard
  • Build up-to-date bioscience skills which are important for careers in medical research, the NHS, health charities and biomedical industries
  • Develop your understanding of infectious and genetic diseases, as well as the impact that lifestyle choices have on health

Careers

Studying Human Biology equips you with highly relevant and up-to-date skills that are important for careers in the NHS, health charities, medical research and biomedical industries, in roles such as:

  • Research Scientist​
  • NHS Diagnostic Scientist​
  • Medical Professional​
  • Health Care Specialist​

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Up to 6 years.

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts of Health and Wellbeing
  • Genetics
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemistry of Life
  • Practical Methods in Medical Bioscience
  • Molecular Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    56

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General Requirements

  • UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels).
  • Specific requirements at A-level - At least a C in Biology at A-level (or equivalent qualification).
  • Specific requirements at GCSE -  GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Alternative entry qualifications:

  • BTEC - DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Part-time UK students - £1,155 per module

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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