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BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Anatomy, physiology & pathology
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB including at least one science (Biology preferred)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Majority A/B grades, in conjunction with Advanced Highers at grades AB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

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

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (must be in a relevant subject): DDM including a majority of distinctions

International Baccalaureate
34

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)

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

89%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

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
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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

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.

Modules

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: Industrial placement leading to Diploma in Industrial Studies. Year 4: 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.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

28%
72%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

21%
79%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
59%
39%
2%

Year 1

71%
28%
1%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

56%
40%
4%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

98%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

50%

Feedback on work has been prompt

57%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
368 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

16%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats here cover not just anatomy, physiology and pathology courses, but also neuroscience and physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is more popular than the other four subjects combined. So, a lot of the data you’re looking at is really for physiotherapists, who have a slightly lower unemployment rate than the other subjects in this topic, having seen job prospects improve significantly in the last 12 months. Anatomy and physiology graduates often take further study – usually moving on to a medical degree, whilst pathology graduates tend to go into work. Physiotherapy graduates mainly go straight into work, and a majority got into physiotherapy roles within six months of graduation in 2012, either in hospitals or private practice. If you fancy working for yourself, physiotherapists are rather more likely than the average graduate to start their career self-employed.
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