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Biology (Human Biology) BSc (Hons)

Bath Spa University
Program overview
3 years
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
Bath
Fall   (English)
Fall   (English)

Program description

Biology (Human Biology) BSc (Hons)

Our Biology courses cover a broad range of fundamental topics such as cell biology and genetics, plant, animal and human biology. The core elements of the Human Biology pathway include applied anatomy and physiology, histology, microbiology and medical biology. There are a range of optional topics including biochemistry, psychology, and nutrition.

As well as learning about specific topics, you’ll develop a broad range of skills; some are specific to Biology, while others are useful in professional environments. The course is real-world focused; you’ll graduate as a professional biologist, prepared to solve a range of problems and keep up to date with scientific advances.

Admission requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate Programs. Typical offers include A-level - Grades CCC with grade C in Biology, Human Biology, Environmental Science or Social Biology.


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Program content

This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the Program document (below the main image on this page) for more information.

Year one (Level 4) modules

  • Biological Techniques
  • Conservation Biology
  • Human Biology
  • The Microbial World
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Global Food Issues
  • Food, Nutrition and Health
  • Communicating Science

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Biological Systems
  • Biology in Society
  • Research Skills for Biology
  • Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Human Pathophysiology and Nutrition
  • Food Analysis
  • Human Nutrition
  • Biology Work Placement
  • Environmental Management
  • Biotechnology
  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Abnormal / Clinical Psychology
  • Environment and Education
  • Science Journalism and Publishing
  • Professional Placement Year

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Dissertation Planning
  • Dissertation Publication
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Plants and People
  • Environmental Practice
  • Medical Biology
  • Nutrition and Exercise Science
  • Food Safety
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Investigations in Microbiology
  • Evolutionary Neuroscience and the Origin of the Human Mind
  • Applied Behavioural Psychology
  • Learning in Science
  • Publishing Industry Project

Tuition fees

UK and EU students full time fee for year 1 is £9,250

UK and EU students part time for year 1 is £4,625

UK and EU students full time fee for year 1 is £14,300

Career opportunities

Employment sectors include the NHS, the blood and transfusion service, research laboratories and areas such as quality control for biological equipment manufacturers.

Some graduates have gone on to Masters level study in areas such as forensic science, environmental health, toxicology, virology, biotechnology, and the NHS Scientist Training Program. Others have studied for a PGCE in Secondary Science teaching.

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Bath Spa University

Newton Park
BA2 9BN Bath
United Kingdom

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