What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
ABB including at least one science (Biology preferred)
Majority A/B grades, in conjunction with Advanced Highers at grades AB
AB in two science-based subjects, plus Highers at majority A/B grades
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (must be in a relevant subject): DDM including a majority of distinctions
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including 5 in Biology and one other science (at least one of which should be at HL)
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers90%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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
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
A rich, fascinating and constantly advancing field of scientific discovery, the study of Human Biology has been integral to understanding human evolution, how the human body functions in health, and both the causes and treatment of disease. Loughboroughâ??s Human Biology degree is unique in its emphasis, its integrative and systematic approach and its global perspective. Modular in structure, the degree explores how the human species evolved, how the species changes over the lifespan, how humans adapt to external stressors, and how human biology and culture influence disease risk. The course enables you to explore what it is to be human â?? from an entire population down to a single cell.
Year 1: Anatomy and physiology; communication and study skills; cellular organisation; function and control of metabolic pathways; human evolution and adaptation; genetics; information technology skills and experiment; design and analysis; a further 3 modules are selected from psychology and ergonomics modules in the Department and from elsewhere in the University. Year 2: Functional anatomy; homeostasis; ecology of nutrition, growth and development; physiology of physical activity; human genetics and experiment; design and analysis; a further 4 modules are selected from those on offer in the Department and elsewhere. Year 3: Project; 4 compulsory modules comprising: human respiratory function; human energetics; applied human genetics and 4 further modules are selected from: climatic ergonomics; ergonomics and product design; body composition; sleep and biological rhythms; clinical and counselling psychology; applied vision; issues in safety and health; physiology of the visual system and cultural psychology plus modules on offer elsewhere in the University.
The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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