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Human Biology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.

Course description

Studying Human Biology with a foundation year is your starting point for an exciting and worthwhile scientific career. You will achieve a highly regarded qualification in four years.

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, this course demonstrates quality and sets a high professional standard
  • Choose a course which is ideal if you are thinking of a career change or keen to build skills in a new subject
  • Benefit from a foundation year which will give you a solid platform for success as you progress in your honours degree studies
  • Prepare for a rewarding future in medical research, the NHS, health charities and biomedical industries – or any role where you can truly make a difference to people’s health and wellbeing
  • Develop high level skills in bioscience, an in-depth understanding of infectious and genetic diseases, and fascinating insights into how our lifestyle choices affect our health
  • Seize the chance to go on work placement, undertake an internship or assist with the University’s human health research – all opportunities which are offered on a competitive basis
  • Tailor your degree from our selection of modules to support your own interests and career ambitions

Careers

Studying Human Biology equips you with highly relevant and up-to-date skills that are important for careers in the NHS, health charities, medical research and biomedical industries, in roles such as:

  • Research/Laboratory Assistant, Technician or Associate
  • NHS Clinical Scientist​
  • Medical Professional​
  • Physiotherapist/Sports Trainer Performance Counselling
  • Pharmaceutical/Medical Sales
  • Lecturer​/Teacher
  • Scientific Writer​
  • Scientific/Non-Scientific Consultancy
  • Public Health Service​
  • Clinical Trials Co-ordinator
  • Human Resources
  • Food Technology
  • Biosafety
  • Health Charities
  • Marketing

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

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

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    91st

  • Campus address

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

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    86th out of 100 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    126 56%

    48th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    87th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    13th

    4

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