Human Biology at Loughborough University - UCAS

Course summary

Human Biology is the study of the structure and function of the human body, looking at how the human species evolved, how we change over the lifespan, adapt to life stressors, and how our human biology and culture influence disease risk. Human biologists address questions such as: What is the body made of? How does the body work? What factors affect our growth? Why do some people age more successfully than others? How does the body adapt to cope with challenges such as exercise, undernutrition or environmental extremes? How does our evolutionary past affect our current biology? How do our genes, lifestyle and environment affect our risk of disease? At Loughborough University, our BSc Human Biology degree is taught by staff who are all active researchers with renowned expertise that includes human population biology, global health and human development, physical activity and public health, nutrition, human genetics, and the influence of diet, exercise and lifestyle on health. Our Human Biology degree is unique in its consideration of the human from molecular to population level and in its international perspective. It is also modular, allowing choice and increasing specialisation in each year of study. Optional year-long professional placement opportunities are also available to help you develop essential skills and boost your employability, while international placements provide the opportunity to experience another country during your studies.

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

Depending on the nature of the material, modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination. For example, some modules may be 25% coursework and 75% examination, whilst other modules may be assessed by 100% coursework and 100% examination. Coursework includes laboratory reports, class tests, group work, individual essays, presentations and projects. You will also have formative assessments to provide you with feedback to help you to evaluate and develop your skills, for instance using online quizzes, electronic voting or discussion in tutorials.

Professional bodies

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

  • Royal Society of Biology

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B150
Institution code:
L79
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/ This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/ Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/

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

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Other

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.


English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £28600 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £28600 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The fees stated above are for the 2024/25 academic year; fees for 2025/26 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. We will update this information as soon as it is available. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures. Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationary, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.
Human Biology at Loughborough University - UCAS