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Loughborough University

Human Biology

UCAS Code: B151

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

ABB including at least one science (Biology preferred)

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and English Language Grade C/4 (Grade B/6 preferred)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 (6,5,5 HL) including a science subject at HL (preferably Biology)

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

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

DDM

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in a relevant subject: DDM with majority of units at Distinction. Preferred subjects: Applied Science or Forensic Science

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB in two science based subjects, plus Highers at majority A/B grades

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

104-128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Human biology

Human Biology is the study of the structure and function of the human body, looking at how the human species evolved, how we change over the lifespan, adapt to life stressors, and how our human biology and culture influence disease risk.

Human biologists address questions such as: What is the body made of? How does the body work? What factors affect our growth? Why do some people age more successfully than others? How does the body adapt to cope with challenges such as exercise, undernutrition or environmental extremes? How does our evolutionary past affect our current biology? How do our genes, lifestyle and environment affect our risk of disease?

At Loughborough University, our BSc Human Biology degree is taught by staff who are all active researchers with renowned expertise that includes human population biology, global health and human development, physical activity and public health, nutrition, human genetics, and the influence of diet, exercise and lifestyle on health. Our Human Biology degree is unique in its consideration of the human from molecular to population level and in its international perspective. It is also modular, allowing choice and increasing specialisation in each year of study.

Modules

Year 1:
Areas studied include anatomy and physiology, genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, human evolution and adaptation, research methods, human biology and society and homeostasis.

Year 2:
Areas studied include measurement and evaluation, ecology of nutrition, growth and development, physiology of physical activity, human genomics, human aging, and experimental design and analysis.

Optional placement/study year
Professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year:
Areas studied include human evolution, performance at environmental extremes, infectious diseases in humans, body composition, lifestyle and diseases, and forensic DNA analysis, plus a choice of optional modules.
You will also undertake a research project of your own choosing.

A full list of indicative modules is available on the course page of our website.

Assessment methods

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, laboratory work, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
International
£22,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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