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Staffordshire University

Human Biology

UCAS Code: C103

Master of Science - MSci

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Must include A Level in Biology at Grade C or above Other A Level combinations possible to achieve required points. Can be combined with AS levels/Extended Project to achieve required points

AS

A-E

Extended Project

A*-E

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

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

D*,P

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

D*D*-PP

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

D*,P

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

DDM

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science Grade combinations below 120 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve required points

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

D*-P

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

This must include a Pass in a related subject from Advanced Highers or B in a related subject from Highers.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

This must include a Pass in a related subject. Where only Highers have been taken must include a B in a related subject.

UCAS Tariff

120

We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field. Subject specific requirements in related subjects apply to this course Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts on 01782 294400 or email us at enquiries@staffs.ac.uk for further advise

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Biology

On our Human Biology degree you'll learn, through experience-based activities in our purpose-built Science Centre, all about human function and dysfunction.Our Human Biology degree is ideal if you are interested in the fascinating areas of human function and dysfunction. This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the human body, drawing upon fundamental principles of bioscience such as genetics, anatomy and physiology.Appealing to students with a broad scientific interest, our Human Biology course will introduce the essentials of cellular, organ, tissue and systems biology, as well as covering areas such as reproductive biology and neurobiology. Based in our modern, 30 million purpose-built Science Centre, youll follow a core programme of practical exercises and workshops, supplemented with lecture material.This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Graduates receive one years free membership of the Society; this provides an excellent networking opportunities for graduates taking their first steps into professional employment.On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSci Human Biology

Modules

Year 1 (Core) Bioscience Concepts and Practice, Structure and Function, Building Blocks of Life, Comparative Behaviour, Biology of Disease

Year 2 (Core) Professional Practice and Placemen, Molecular Genetics, Physiological Function, Neuroscience, Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, Drug Design and Delivery

Year 3 (Core) Research Project, Neuropharmacology, Neurobiology

Year 4 (Core) Advanced Research Methods, Advanced Biological Techniques, Specialist Topics in the Biosciences, Biological Research Assistantship or Life Sciences Placement

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

Department:

Life Sciences and Education

TEF rating:

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What students say


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.

Biology (non-specific)

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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
70%
2:1 or above
31%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
D

After graduation


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Biology (non-specific)

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
94%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Science, engineering and production technicians
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Natural and social science professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The recession was tough on biology graduates, and although the jobs market has improved for them - a lot - it's still not back to where it was a few years ago. If you want a career in biology research — and a lot of biology students do - you'll need to take a doctorate, so give some thought as to where you might do it and how you might fund it (the government still funds doctorates for good students). A lot of graduates also take 1 year Masters courses to specialise in this wide and deep subject - most students take a standard biology course for their first degree and then specialise in subjects like ecology, conservation or marine biology later. Hospitals, universities, biotech firms, zoos and nature reserves and clinical and scientific testing are common industries of employment for biology graduates.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Biology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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