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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary:

  • Develop an advanced understanding of human anatomy, physiology, cell biology, reproduction, genetics and biochemistry.
  • Develop your confidence and ability to work at the cutting edge of human biology.
  • Apply your knowledge to real-world experience with year-long or summer placement opportunities available.
  • Transfer onto an MSci route for a specialist year of research intensive study working alongside our internationally recognised researchers
You will learn how genomics, biotechnology, stem cells and lifestyle interventions impact on the human body. The knowledge you will gain will provide an understanding of the latest advances in this field. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. In modules such as human physiology and anatomy, control physiology, reproduction and development and neuroscience, you will gain an understanding of how the whole human body functions. This will be supplemented by an understanding at the cellular and molecular level in modules such as advanced cell biology and molecular biology and biochemistry. With a strong focus on employability throughout you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills desired by graduate science-sector employers or post graduate education providers. You learn through:
  • lectures and tutorials
  • practical laboratory work
  • small group academic tutorials
  • case studies
  • project work
Applied learning - Work placements Between your second and third year you will have the opportunity to apply for a placement where you can apply what you have learnt at university to a working situation. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain the experience and professional skills that could give you an advantage at the start of your career. We offer you the opportunity to apply for placements in a wide range of institutions – including pharmaceutical industries, medical research laboratories, the NHS, schools and colleges. Or if you are unable to commit to a year, it is also possible to work for a shorter period of time on a summer placement (which can still contribute towards your degree). If you are undertaking your work placement in another European country, there may be a possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme. Completion of a year-long work placement will allow you to achieve an Advanced Professional Diploma alongside your degree. Research projects You will develop problem solving and practical skills by undertaking mini projects in the first and second year of your course. During your final year you will combine the skills and knowledge you have gained to conduct a specialist research project working alongside an expert in your chosen subject area.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Cellular Biology And Biochemistry With Microbiology Human Physiology And Anatomy Human Reproduction And Development Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Labs Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Skills Topics In Human Biology Year 2 - Compulsory modules Advanced Cell Biology Control Physiology Molecular Biology And Biochemistry Professional And Scientific Practice 2 Elective modules Immunology And Microbiology Pathological Basis Of Disease Year 3 - Compulsory modules Professional And Scientific Practice 3 Final year - Compulsory modules Human Nutrition Neurobiology Research Project Elective modules Applied Biochemistry Bioethics And Bioinformatics Bioethics And Human Genetics Bioinformatics And Human Genetics Pharmacology

Assessment method

Coursework Exams Practicals

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Society of Biology

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions or disabilities you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can meet the course requirements and take part without disadvantage. You can contact our University student support staff on 0114 225 3964 (voice and Minicom) and explore any issues you may have. Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2023 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Human Biology at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS