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Human Biology and Behaviour with a Year in Professional Practice BSc (Hons)

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Do you want to know more about humans – how we evolved? Our anatomy and physiology? How we have sex and reproduce? Our hormones? Our behaviour? Our skeletons? What happens when we die?

As a Human Biology and Behaviour student at Kent you can study human evolution, human physiology and anatomy, skeletal biology and functional anatomy, psychology and behaviour of humans and non-human primates, and forensic anthropology. This unique and exciting course explores what it means to be human, equipping you with a suite of transferable skills and advanced training in research methods that prepares you to be strongly competitive for employment opportunities or for further study.

This course appeals to those with an academic background or interest in Human Biology, Biology, Medicine, Psychology, Anthropology, or Zoology (amongst others) or those working towards a career in science journalism and communication, museum work, conservation (especially primate conservation), forensic science, health care, and archaeology. Many of our students also go on to postgraduate study, and our graduates are well placed to apply for postgraduate entry into medical school.

The course is part of the Division of Human and Social Sciences, and the School of Anthropology and Conservation. We offer a friendly and cosmopolitan learning community with students from over 70 different nationalities and 45% of staff from outside the UK. You are taught by enthusiastic academics at the forefront of their fields, including experts in human sexuality and forensics, leading primatologists, and a team who excel in skeletal biology, anatomy and palaeoanthropology

Teaching and assessment

In our most recent national Teaching Excellence Framework, teaching at Kent was judged to be Gold rated. Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Kent delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

Our teaching is research-led as all our staff are active in their fields. Staff have been awarded national teaching awards, reflecting the quality of the undergraduate programmes.

Human Biology and Behaviour at Kent uses a stimulating mix of teaching methods, including lectures, small seminar groups, field trips and laboratory sessions. For research project work, you are assigned to a supervisor with whom you meet regularly. You also have access to a wide range of learning resources, including the Templeman Library, research laboratories and computer-based learning packages.

Careers

Studying human biology and behaviour gives you an exciting range of career opportunities. We work with you to help direct your module choices to the career paths you are considering. Through your studies, you learn how to work independently, to analyse complex data and to present your work with clarity and flair.

You learn a set of skills that will allow you to pursue a career in areas such as:

  • advertising
  • civil service and the Home Office
  • international consultancy
  • journalism
  • media, research or production (film, TV, radio)
  • museum work
  • NHS and health charities
  • overseas development and aid
  • postgraduate study, including entry into Medical School
  • public relations
  • research jobs in government, industrial and medical labs
  • scientific publishing
  • social work
  • teaching.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 20,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB - ABB

ABB-BBB including at least one of Human Biology, Biology, Psychology, Chemistry or Mathematics. Applicants with an A level (or equivalent) in Health and Social Care, Sports Science, or Physical Education will also be considered.

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 152 countries. 21% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Located in historic and inspiring locations that have the continent on their doorstep, you’ll be part of a global community and supported every step of the way.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 103 3

    18th out of 118 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    129 56%

    49th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    77th

    25
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    147 68%

    31st

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    72nd

    10

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