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Sheffield Hallam University

Human Biology

UCAS Code: C101

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:15

Access to HE Diploma from a relevant QAA-recognised Access to HE course which has mainly biology and chemistry related modules, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 15 level 3 credits should be graded at distinction level

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalents Science at grade C or 4 or equivalents

UCAS Tariff

104

From three A levels (including at least 32 points in Biology) or equivalent BTEC national qualification in Applied Science to include suitable biology modules. We do not accept General Studies. We will consider a combination of qualification types. For example: BCC at A Level including Biology. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject(s). A combination of qualifications including relevant subject(s), which may include AS levels or EPQ.

90%
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

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Human biology

- Gain a comprehensive understanding of biological principles of anatomy, physiology, cell biology, reproduction, genetics and biochemistry

- Develop confidence and ability to engage with exciting current developments at the frontiers of human biology.

- Carry out a research project on a topic area that interests you.

- Choose to transfer onto the MSci qualification.

- Have the opportunity to study abroad — Erasmus funding is available for European placements.

Human beings are complex and fascinating. In an age when there is so much discovery transforming our approach to medicine, genomics, stem cells and lifestyle, this course offers a real opportunity to have an important impact on the world.

If you're planning a career in research, you can transfer to the MSci qualification (depending on your results in years one and two of the BSc route).

**How you learn**

Attending and participating in the laboratory activities is central to your course, as it's where you develop not only practical skills, but also learn to keep effective records, analyse data, design and plan procedures as well as working both independently and with others.

**You learn through**

- core lectures

- laboratory work

- small group academic tutorials

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**

In year three, you have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in the real world with a work placement. This is an important chance to gain the experience and professional skills that can give you the all-important edge at the start of your career. Work experience of any sort helps to attract the attention of future employers.

We offer you the opportunity to apply for placements in a wide range of institutions, including the NHS, schools and colleges, industry and medical research. If you are unable to commit to a year, it is also possible to work for a shorter amount of time on placement, such as during the summer. This shorter placement can also contribute to your degree. If you are doing your work placement in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme.

**Live projects**

Mini-projects are included in the first and second year where you develop experimental design and planning abilities as well as building confidence in practical skills. These lead to a more independent extended research project during the final BSc year, with further advanced projects being undertaken if you continue for an additional MSci year.

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Cellular Biology And Biochemistry With Microbiology 20 credits
Human Physiology And Anatomy 20 credits
Human Reproduction And Development 20 credits
Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Labs 20 credits
Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Skills 20 credits
Topics In Human Biology 20 credits
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Advanced Cell Biology 20 credits
Control Physiology 20 credits
Molecular Biology And Biochemistry 20 credits
Professional And Scientific Practice 2 40 credits
Elective modules
Immunology And Microbiology 20 credits
Pathological Basis Of Disease 20 credits
Year 3
Compulsory modules
Professional And Scientific Practice 3 20 credits
Final year
Compulsory modules
Human Nutrition 20 credits
Neurobiology 20
Research Project 40 credits
Elective modules
Applied Biochemistry 20 credits
Bioethics And Bioinformatics 20 credits
Bioethics And Human Genetics 20 credits
Bioinformatics And Human Genetics 20 credits
Pharmacology 20 credits

Assessment methods

* Coursework
Exams
Practicals

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

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.

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Human biology

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

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Library resources
96%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
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Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

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UK students
4%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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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.

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Average annual salary
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Employed or in further education
81%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Natural and social science professionals
22%
Science, engineering and production technicians
5%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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