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Manchester Metropolitan University

Human Biosciences

UCAS Code: C112

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

To include minimum grade C at A2 in Biology (must include a Pass in the Biology practical assessment), Human Biology or Grade C at A2 in Applied Science. Other Sciences may be considered. General Studies is not accepted.

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (Science/ Medicine/ Dentistry/ Pharmacy) with a minimum 106 UCAS tariff points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include Biology at Higher Level grade 5

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

DMM

BTEC in a relevant subject (Applied Science)

UCAS Tariff

104-112
83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Human biology

Through theory and practice, this course aims to develop a broad appreciation of human biology and its significance to the contemporary world. You will gain a deeper understanding of human function and structure, the causes of abnormalities in humans and the consequences of human action.

Group study encourages you to develop key skills in teamwork and communication and you will be trained in the scientific techniques used to study human beings.

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting in part the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).

Features and benefits of the course :
- Flexibility allows you to focus your studies within defined aspects of human biology.

- We have new high spec teaching and research laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment including a ground-breaking point-of-care testing and clinical skills lab, blood biochemistry, biomechanics, motor control and exercise performance labs and a purpose-built facility for the advanced practical study of physiology.

- Our £3m building for Biomedicine houses one of the few magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to be found outside a hospital setting.

- The School of Healthcare Science has over 30 years' experience in delivering high quality healthcare science programmes and in providing excellent teaching and student support as recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

- Our research in allied health professions was placed 12th in the UK for power according to the Times Higher 2014.

- £565,000 was awarded from the Medical Research Council to investigate muscle weakness in older age.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Healthcare Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Human biology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in biosciences

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


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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.

£19,000
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Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Science, engineering and production technicians
12%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Natural and social science professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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