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Human Biology (with Foundation Year)

Entry requirements


Pass Access Course.

Grade PM.

UCAS Tariff

32-88

Offers are tailored to individual circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Human biology

Summary:
This extended degree course is ideal if you wish to study for a university degree but you do not have the necessary Level 3 qualifications required for direct admission. In the first year of the extended programme, you enhance your knowledge in maths and the fundamentals of biological, chemical and physical sciences.

Course details:
Human biology involves the study of the human body and how it is adapted to its environment. This course is designed to equip you with a broad-based understanding of the human body in health and disease. This programme develops your knowledge of human biology, with a focus on the medical aspects of human processes, such as how we respond to infection and the effects of drugs on the human body. You learn about the physiology of the major systems of the body, about the impact of nutrition and environment on health, and about human development and evolution. The course includes practical classes that provide 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.

After the course:
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 or undertake employment in research and development laboratories.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

The first year of this course provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours such as lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects, examinations. You are also expected to spend time on your own - self-study time - to review lecture notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. One module in each year of your study, excluding your first year (Level 3), involves a compulsory one-week block delivery period. This intensive problem-solving week, provides you with an opportunity to focus your attention on particular problems and enhance your team-working and employability skills. Your learning involves different types of assessment including coursework assignments and examinations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Life and Physical 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.

86%
med
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

93%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
30%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
E
C

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.

Biosciences

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.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
55%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
23%
Natural and social science professionals
17%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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.

£21k

£21k

£21k

£21k

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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