Human Physiology, Physical Activity & Health at University of Leeds - UCAS

University of Leeds

Degree level: Undergraduate

Human Physiology, Physical Activity & Health

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Course summary

Are you determined to understand how the body works, the mechanisms that allow us to function and what goes wrong in disease? Understanding how our body reacts to physical activity is a crucial area of contemporary science. On this course, you’ll discover how physical activity is vital for leading a healthier and longer life. Exercise can help prevent and treat a wide range of common health problems such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, arthritis, depression and dementia. Be part of an investigative-based learning experience, informed by cutting edge research and delivered by world leading academics. Your first year will equip you with a broad understanding of the principal body systems, and important hands-on practical experience. Areas of study will include gross anatomy and movement, how the different systems of the body (including the cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous and endocrine systems) allow us to move and function, and how cellular and molecular mechanisms (such as metabolism and electrophysiology) underpin whole-body function. You will explore how physical activity can be applied across a range of settings to inform rehabilitation strategies, improve health and combat disease. Our focus will be on making you workplace ready. You’ll undertake an independent capstone or culminating research project, bringing together the knowledge, skills and attributes developed throughout your degree. This integrated Masters (MBiol) gives you an additional year of specialist training. You will study advanced research topics and undertake your own extended research project within one of the major research laboratories in the School of Biomedical Sciences or an appropriate period of work based practice. You may also choose to apply for our 3 year BSc and transfer to an MBiol up until the end of your second year, subject to suitable academic performance and availability. Course highlights

  • Designed to give a broad scientific foundation and key graduate skills for those interested in human physiology, physical activity and health.
  • Explore world-leading research in exercise and biomedical science through expert researchers.
  • Delivered using inspirational, engaging and inclusive approaches, developing the key skills and attributes of a global graduate.
  • Utilise our state-of-the-art physiology, biomechanics and motor control laboratories, including the use of our environmental chamber and motion capture system.
  • Design and conduct experiments to find answers to key health related questions.
  • An independent research project under the supervision of a field-leading academic, further developing the key skills and attributes that will set you apart in the graduate job market.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course with an overall score of at least 65% in addition to the standard year 1 entry requirements below

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing
TOEFL (iBT)87with no less than 20 in listening, 20 in reading, 22 in speaking and 21 in writing
PTE Academic60with no less than 56 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing

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Fees and funding

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Human Physiology, Physical Activity & Health at University of Leeds - UCAS