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Manchester Metropolitan University

Human Physiology

UCAS Code: B121

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


To include grade C in one of the following subjects: Biology (with Pass in Practical Assessment), Human Biology or Applied Science.

Pass Access to HE Diploma in one of the following subjects: Science, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy or Medical Science with a minimum score of 106 UCAS Tariff points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include HL 5 in Biology AND HL 4 or SL 5 in English and Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (1080) in Applied Science

UCAS Tariff

104-112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Physiology

With our Human Physiology degree, you’ll develop both a strong theoretical and a practical understanding of physiology, with a particular focus on physical activity and health. You’ll look in-depth at the human body – from the cellular level to the whole person – through specialisms like molecular biology, neuromuscular physiology, cardiovascular science and human movement science.

You’ll also get up to speed with the latest theories about how the body responds to movement, exercise and nutrition. In our high-tech laboratories, you’ll learn how to monitor and scientifically investigate the various physiological systems as bodies come under physical and environmental stress.

The degree combines the Department’s life and health sciences teaching strengths with our internationally regarded research expertise.

**FEATURES AND BENEFITS:**

- Provides up-to-date knowledge on areas of significant interest in human physiology, with particular emphasis on physical activity and health.

- Our teaching and research laboratories include a point-of-care testing and clinical skills laboratory, blood biochemistry, biomechanics, and motor control and exercise performance laboratories.

- You’ll have access to specialist equipment for research in genetics, cell biology, nutrition, orthopaedics and exercise science.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Department of Life Sciences

TEF rating:
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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.

71%
low
Physiology

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.

Anatomy, physiology and pathology

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

95%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
A*

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.

Anatomy, physiology and pathology

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

71%
Therapy professionals
10%
Health associate professionals
7%
Natural and social science professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Subjects allied to medicine

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

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£25k

£25k

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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