Biological Sciences (Human Biosciences) at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS

Biological Sciences (Human Biosciences)

Oxford Brookes University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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The Biological Sciences (Human Biosciences) degree provides students with a flexible but structured programme of study that will prepare them for careers in the field of Human Biosciences. The biology of humans is studied at a systematic and whole human organism level and students can combine a core of physiology with choices from different specialisms such as cell biology, neuroscience, nutrition and genomics. This breadth means that students can either take a broad approach, based on the principles and methods of different aspects of biology, or focus on a narrower range of modules with a view to becoming a specialist. The flexible nature of this course allows the creation of a degree that reflects individuals needs and evolves as their interests develop. The degree aims to generate a sound understanding of the scientific basis of human biology alongside knowledge and understanding to design and critically evaluate experimental procedures. Students will have the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills in such areas as laboratory techniques, data handling, computing, report writing, oral presentations and teamwork. Oxford Brookes has an international reputation for outstanding research work into areas such as cardiopulmonary, renal and reproductive physiologies, and the Oxford area is an important centre for human and medical research.

Course details

Assessment method

Assessment methods include essays, reviews, laboratory/field notebooks, scientific reports, posters, professional reports, grant applications and oral presentations. All these activities develop Digital and Information literacy. Reflective learning is encouraged through use of self, peer and staff formative feedback on assignments, group work and project work, and reflective diaries (developing Critical self-awareness and personal literacy).

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0, to include 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in speaking and listening.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points 1 science required (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, PE, Psychology).
A level 1 science required (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, PE, Psychology).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTECs in the following subjects will be considered: Applied Science, Forensic Science, Health and Social Care, Sport.
Access to HE Diploma 12 x Level 3 credits in a science subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points A science subject at Higher level is required. Maths Standard Level - Grade 4 English Standard Level - Grade 4.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths - Grade 4 GCSE English - Grade 4 GCSE Science - Grade 4

IELTS 6.0 overall. Reading 6.0. Writing 6.0. Listening 5.5. Speaking 5.5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that tuition fees may increase in subsequent years for both new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to continue to set fees at the maximum level permitted for new and returning Home and EU students. Fees are subject to agreement by the Office for Students.
Biological Sciences (Human Biosciences) at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS