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Human Biology

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

88-112

GCSE English or IELTS equivalent, GCSE Maths, and 88-112 UCAS points, ideally including at least two grade C at A level in two science subjects, preferably Biology and Chemistry

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Human biology

If you're interested in studying the structure and function of the human body alongside elements of sport and exercise science, then this is the course for you. Throughout your degree you will have the opportunity to learn about human anatomy and physiology, the biology of disease, molecular biology, nutrition, sport and exercise physiology and reproduction and development to name but a few areas.

The course emphasises the development of practical and employment-relevant skills in our newly opened, state-of-the-art laboratories. You’ll learn how to apply a theoretical scientific knowledge base to real-world problems that are crucial to human health and our sustainable future. The variety of modules you take will help you to build a holistic view of the physiological processes that define human form and function, both at rest and in exercise, and explore the changes that occur during the development of disease. Further to this, you will learn how to evaluate your own scientific data and that of others, by critically discussing research findings using a variety of communication techniques. You will be able to integrate these skills and demonstrate them in written reports and oral presentations.

On completion of your degree, you could follow any one of a wide variety of future graduate-entry career paths. Employment areas for Human Biology graduates include those within the NHS or the wider healthcare sector, in sales and marketing of healthcare and diagnostic products, within diagnostic and clinical laboratories, and in research and development for the pharmaceutical, diagnostics, medical devices and laboratory instrumentation industries. Alternatively, you may also choose to continue to further study such as postgraduate medicine or you may choose to study towards a Masters or a PhD. ?

Modules

For a list of core and likely optional modules, please visit our website.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,500
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Canterbury Christ Church University

Department:

School of Human and Life Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

60%
low
Human biology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in biosciences

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
60%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
40%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

67%
Library resources
44%
IT resources
44%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
28%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
E
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biological and sport sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
81%
low
Employed or in further education
44%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Science, engineering and production technicians
12%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Caring personal services

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Biosciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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