The foundation year will introduce you to study at university and your chosen subject. It also provides a highly supportive environment where you can develop your self-confidence. Our Human Biology degree combines the life sciences that are underpinned by fundamental biology with aspects of sports science, making it a challenging and highly appropriate degree if you are planning a career in scientific research or healthcare. Throughout your course, you’ll study many different topics, including genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology, and have the opportunity to get involved with ongoing research relevant to the field of human biology. You'll develop strong practical skills through extensive lab work, including sessions at our Life Sciences Industry Liaison Lab located on Kent's leading science business park, Discovery Park. Here you'll be surrounded by scientists involved in research and development in the life sciences industries and you'll be able to gain valuable experience to help your CV stand out from the crowd. The variety of modules you take will help you to build a holistic view of the physiological processes that define human form and function, both at rest and in exercise, and explore the changes that occur during the development of disease. You’ll learn how to evaluate your own scientific data and that of others, by critically discussing research findings using a variety of communication techniques, and demonstrate these skills in written reports and oral presentations. Top reasons to study with us Guest lectures and seminars will be delivered by professionals in the scientific and healthcare industry. You’ll work alongside industrial collaborators at the forefront of scientific research at our Life Sciences Industry Liaison Laboratory. 100% of our students were satisfied overall with their course in the subject area of Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry. National Student Survey 2022 Professional accreditation Our course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Accredited degrees contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers. Specialist facilities Our Verena Holmes building, at the heart of our Canterbury Campus, houses impressive lab equipment, including a full set of science laboratories and an excellent team of highly qualified lab technicians to support you. Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.
For a list of core and likely optional modules, please visit our website.
How to apply
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.