• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Studying Human Biology with Foundation Year (Hons) degree from University of Derby is your starting point for an exciting and worthwhile scientific career. You will achieve a highly regarded qualification in four years.

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, this course demonstrates quality and sets a high professional standard
  • Choose a course which is ideal if you are thinking of a career change or keen to build skills in a new subject
  • Benefit from a foundation year which will give you a solid platform for success as you progress in your honours degree studies
  • Prepare for a rewarding future in medical research, the NHS, health charities and biomedical industries – or any role where you can truly make a difference to people’s health and wellbeing

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 Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Data Handling
  • Academic and Practical Skills
  • Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles of Cellular Biology
  • English
  • Mathematics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    56

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General Requirements

  • UCAS point - 72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study

Alternative entry qualifications:

  • BTEC - MPP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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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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