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BSc (Hons) Biology at Bath Spa University with a pathway in Human Biology is an applied course equipping students for a fulfilling career in the life sciences industry. This specialist Biology pathway, introduces key anatomy and physiology related to the healthy functioning of the human body, at the cell, tissue, and organ level. As well as learning these specific topics, you’ll develop a broad range of skills ready to use in a professional environment. The core elements of the Human Biology pathway include applied anatomy and physiology, histology, microbiology, and medical biology.
- Significant practical components give you applied laboratory and technical skills.
- A ‘real-world’ focused course, preparing you to solve a range of problems and keep-up-to-date with scientific advances.
- Cover a range of fundamental topics such as cell biology and genetics, plant, animal and human biology.
- Embedded professional development, to make you as employable as possible.
Year 1 focuses on fundamental topics such as cell biology, genetics, anatomy and physiology, evolution and classification. You’ll also study compulsory elements including the study of the human body; using ‘real time’ data collected on lung and heart function; DNA analysis; and microscopic examination of tissues. You’ll also have a range of optional modules to pick from. Year 2 covers a range of important human, animal and plant biology. You’ll consider important concepts in biology such as ethics, biosecurity, genetics. Human affection from disease will also be examined, including pathophysiology, nutrition and microbiology. Finally, year 3 sees single honours and major students carrying out a dissertation in their final year. This substantial research project gives you the experience of being responsible for planning, implementing and analysing a human biological study. In addition you may study key concepts in medical biology including medical microbiology, pharmacology, and many more. Please refer to our website for further information.
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How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||CCC||A Level Grades CCC including Biology, Human Biology, Environmental Science or Social Biology (including a Pass in the Practical Skills Assessment).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||Extended Diploma minimum grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) accepted in a science or related subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 30 credits||Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher) in a science or related subject.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||A minimum score of 26 points with evidence of study in Science accepted.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|