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Aberystwyth University

Human Biology and Health (with integrated year in industry)

UCAS Code: C195
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide

112-120

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Biology
  • Sport & exercise science
Student score
84% MED
79% MED
% employed or in further study
93% MED
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
£17.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
B,B,C-B,B,B

With B in Biology or Human Biology. Candidates taking a science A level with an associated practical skills assessment will also be required to pass the practical component.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDM

International Baccalaureate
30

With 5 points in Biology at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points
112-120

With B in Biology or Human Biology. Candidates taking a science A level with an associated practical skills assessment will also be required to pass the practical component.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

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Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Kick start and enhance your career prospects with our Human Biology and Health degree with an integrated year in industry. This degree has been developed to reflect the diverse expertise and research activity of staff within the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences with the addition of undertaking a work experience placement for one year. The scheme provides you with the opportunity to study a range of biological disciplines including physiology, microbiology, immunology and genetics, coupling these disciplines with the study of human biomechanics and psychology. The curriculum allows you to develop a sound understanding of the main conditions that influence human health in the 21st century. In addition, the valuable year in industry will allow you enhance your employbaility prospects, increase your skill set which will give you a jump start in the competitive industries. You will study in a University that is ranked top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). Students on this course will be able to explore the specialist areas of Human and Health Biology which include: facilities for high-throughput DNA sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics and spectroscopic platforms; the application of psychology to understand the process of behaviour change and its relevance to delay the development of chronic conditions including heart disease, diabetes and cancer; our modern physiological, biomechnical and psychological equipment including: body scanning for bone health and body composition determination, cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic analysers, high-performance treadmills, cycles and rowers, along with computer based digital video and a force plate to allow sophisticated analysis of movement. You will be taught by passionate, engaged, friendly staff with expertise across the full range of Biological topics.Your academic studies will be bolstered by a wealth of laboratory and field classes which build real scientific skills essential for your future. Our teaching and E-learning facilities provide you with an outstanding learning experience integrating the classroom sessions and vast repository of study resources. You will be assigned a personal tutor who can guide you through your time at Aberystwyth and help you to settle in when you first arrive. We have invested heavily and over a number of years in our research facilities, and project students may get the opportunity to work in the research units on Penglais, or in our dedicated research facility at Gogerddan just outside Aberystwyth. Employability is embedded in our teaching, we want our students to have an easy transition from campus to career. In the 2016 Highflyers report, 32% of graduate vacancies are taken by those who have previously worked for a company on a placement/internship. Make no mistake, you will develop confidence and gaining experience in the industry will stimulate your enthusiasm for the subject. If you're unable to obtain a work placement, do not worry, you can transfer to its sister course which is identical to this course but its duration is three years. Human Biology and Health graduates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to enter a wide range of careers which include: Bio-medicine, Health and allied professions. This degree is also a solid foundation for postgraduate research at Masters and PhD level.

Modules

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University has a proud history dating back to 1872 when it was established by the people of Wales as the first Welsh University. Despite continuing expansion both of buildings and of student numbers, Aberystwyth has retained its traditional friendly intimacies, its vigorous student social life, and its high academic standards.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

84%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Staff value students' opinions

80%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
48% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
295 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession was tough on biology graduates, and although the jobs market has improved for them - a lot - it's still not back to where it was a few years ago. If you want a career in biology research — and a lot of biology students do - you'll need to take a doctorate, so give some thought as to where you might do it and how you might fund it (the government still funds doctorates for good students). A lot of graduates also take 1 year Masters courses to specialise in this wide and deep subject - most students take a standard biology course for their first degree and then specialise in subjects like ecology, conservation or marine biology later. Hospitals, universities, biotech firms, zoos and nature reserves and clinical and scientific testing are common industries of employment for biology graduates.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

63%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

95%

Staff are good at explaining things

84%

Staff value students' opinions

78%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
21% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
292 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
48% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £17.5k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

9%

Graduates who are caring personal services

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.
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