If you are fascinated by the way in which the mind can affect the functioning of the body, this degree places you at the interface between human biosciences and psychology, exploring its impact on human health. On the course, you focus on interactions at a molecular level and the effect they can have on mind and behaviour. This involves understanding how the human body, nervous system and brain function in health and disease, and the ways in which they can malfunction. You start the course with introductions to psychology, anatomy and physiology as well as the biosciences – including biochemistry and microbiology – which can be linked to mind and consciousness. Later you explore areas such as immunology, pharmacology, nutrition, and biological and cognitive psychology. As this course is jointly delivered by our Psychology and Life Sciences academics, it is accredited by the Biomedical Science and British Psychological Society. In addition, through the Life Sciences Liaison Board, we have strong links to external stakeholders in industry and practice sectors. At Bedfordshire we are proactively working to create opportunities for placements and external visits so you get the best opportunities to engage with industry. A number of recent graduates are currently employed in diverse sectors including healthcare, pharmaceutical, research, science and education, whilst others have received funding to pursue PhDs in medicine. We are continuing to invest in our laboratory environments and on top of £830,000 development we have invested £40million pounds into our new STEM building. Why choose this course?
- Learn the techniques and practical laboratory skills essential for the study of biosciences and psychology
- Work at the cutting edge of the disciplines you study, with an academic team actively involved in research and feeding the latest advances into your learning
- Develop your understanding and ability to discuss the ethical issues surrounding this complex area
- Benefit from learning a range of key analytical and organisational skills, relevant to a wide range of career choices
Areas of study include:
- Cell Biology
- Foundations to Psychology
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Microbiology and Biochemistry
- Molecular Genetics
- Biological and Cognitive Psychology
- Nutrition, Brain and Behaviour
- Physiology and Endocrinology
- Skills in Science
- Applications of Immunology
- Biology with Psychology Research Project
- Cognitive Neuropsychology
- Immunology and Clinical Nutrition
- Psychology of Language and Vision
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Luton Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|