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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Course description

If you’d like a scientific career where you can focus on improving people’s health and wellbeing, our BSc (Hons) Human Biology course is the ideal starting point.

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, this course demonstrates quality and sets a high professional standard
  • Build up-to-date bioscience skills which are important for careers in medical research, the NHS, health charities and biomedical industries
  • Develop your understanding of infectious and genetic diseases, as well as the impact that lifestyle choices have on health
  • Tailor your course to your own interests by choosing from a broad selection of specialist modules in bioscience, psychology and sport science
  • Opportunities for placements and internships with organisations like the Leukaemia Research Foundation and Royal Derby Hospital
  • Strengthen your employability through work placements, internships and projects where you can assist in the University’s human health research – all opportunities which are offered on a competitive basis.

Human Biology at Derby

If you aspire to a scientific career focused on improving people's health and wellbeing, this degree is an ideal starting point. Studing Human Biology places you at the forefront of advances in areas like medicine, sports science, nutrition and mental health.

Ageing is inevitable - but healthy ageing is acheivable. With people living longer and the population getting older, effective approches to healthy ageing have never been more important, as reflected in global initiatives, like the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals where 'Good Health and Wellbeing' is highlighted as a priority. By studying with us, you will address some of the most pressing health concerns facing today's society, by investigating the cause, effect and treatment of human disease and illness.

This course delivers a solid grounding in human physiology and anatomy, biochemistry, genetics and medical microbiology, helping you understand the basis of human disease, diagnosis and treatment. You'll also explore factors which impact health such as nutrition, smoking, air pollution, and alcohol/drug misuse, plus the social and economic changes and government policies transforming global public health.

Professional and career development skills are embedded throughout our courses. You'll have the opportunity to visit different health care and laboratory environments, and attend guest lectures from leading professionals.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,045per year

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

Entry requirements

University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the EU and EEA.
A comprehensive welcome and induction programme helps international students settle into university life.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    93rd out of 103 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    110 48%

    80th

    25
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    74th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    56th

    44

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