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Bath Spa University

Biology (Human Biology)

UCAS Code: N3K2

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

A Level Grades CCC including Biology, Human Biology, Environmental Science or Social Biology (including a Pass in the Practical Skills Assessment).

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher) in a science or related subject.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

A minimum score of 26 points with evidence of study in Science accepted.

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

MMM

Extended Diploma minimum grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) accepted in a science or related subject.

UCAS Tariff

96

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100%
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About this course


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

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Human biology

BSc (Hons) Biology at Bath Spa University with a pathway in Human Biology is an applied course equipping students for a fulfilling career in the life sciences industry. This specialist Biology pathway, introduces key anatomy and physiology related to healthy functioning of the human body, at the cell, tissue and organ level. As well as learning these specific topics, you’ll develop a broad range of skills ready to use in a professional environment. The core elements of the Human Biology pathway include applied anatomy and physiology, histology, microbiology and medical biology.
- Significant practical components give you applied laboratory and technical skills.

- A ‘real-world’ focused course, preparing you to solve a range of problems and keep-up-to-date with scientific advances.

- Cover a range of fundamental topics such as cell biology and genetics, plant, animal and human biology.

- Embedded professional development, to make you as employable as possible.

Modules

Year 1 focuses on fundamental topics such as cell biology, genetics, anatomy and physiology, evolution and classification. You’ll also study compulsory elements including the study of the human body; using ‘real time’ data collected on lung and heart function; DNA analysis; and microscopic examination of tissues. You’ll also have a range of optional modules to pick from.

Year 2 covers a range of important human, animal and plant biology. You’ll consider important concepts in biology such as ethics, biosecurity, genetics. Human affection from disease will also be examined, including pathophysiology, nutrition and microbiology.

Finally, year 3 sees single honours and major students carrying out a dissertation in their final year. This substantial research project gives you the experience of being responsible for planning, implementing and analysing a human biological study. In addition you may study key concepts in medical biology including medical microbiology, pharmacology, and many more.

Please refer to our website for further information.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

College of Liberal Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Biosciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
B

After graduation


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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.

97%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Other elementary services occupations
16%
Science, engineering and production technicians
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
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