Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Human Biology

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Course summary

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Summary: Human biology involves the study of the human body and how it is adapted to its environment. This course is designed to equip you with a broad-based understanding of the human body in health and disease. It develops your knowledge of human biology, with a focus on the medical aspects of human processes, such as how we respond to infection and the effects of drugs on the human body. You can complete an optional work placement year. Course details: You learn about the physiology of the major systems of the body, about the impact of nutrition and environment on health, and about human development and evolution. The course includes practical classes that provide first-hand experience of biology, genetics and human physiology and anatomy. This helps you develop comprehensive knowledge and skills relevant to current industry and employer requirements. You also carry out research-based projects from a wide choice that involve either hands-on research or further study. This degree course equips you with knowledge and understanding that will allow you to follow a career path in science, health or industry. After the course: Graduates are sought by a wide range of industries and organisations which include pharmaceutical industries, hospitals and government laboratories. Graduates may enter the teaching profession or undertake employment in research and development laboratories.

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

The course provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours such as lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects, examinations. You are also expected to spend time on your own - self-study time - to review lecture notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. Part of your course also involves a substantial research-based project. One module in each year of your study involves a compulsory one-week block delivery period. This intensive problem-solving week, provides you with an opportunity to focus your attention on particular problems and enhance your team-working and employability skills. Your learning involves different types of assessment including coursework assignments and examinations.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points
A level Biology at grade C or Biological Science at grade C or Applied Science at grade C
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access Course with 30 Level 3 credits awarded at Merit in Science units
Scottish Higher Biology at grade C or Biological Science at grade C
Scottish Advanced Higher Biology at grade C or Biological Science at grade C
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 96 - 112 points including biology at grade H2 at Higher Level

Applicants are normally invited for interview. Each applicant will receive an individualised offer following an interview. In cases where an interview cannot take place the typical offer will be 112 tariff points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent, one of which should be Biology. Key skills Level 3 and General Studies A level may be accepted. GCSE English Language and maths at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent


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
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Human Biology at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS