University of Cumbria has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Whether you’re fascinated by the human body’s genetics or aspire to be part of exciting future advances in the fight against disease – this human biology course will enable you to study and research topical, worldwide issues affecting individuals.
We’ve designed this relevant and modern course to give you a broad understanding of biological principles, but importantly, the flexibility to specialise in either microbiology or molecular biology.
Why Choose University of Cumbria
Our learn-by-doing focus means you'll often put your academic knowledge to the test with practical sessions in our brand new laboratories - crucial skills for your future as a scientist. Plus, you’ll work in small learning groups, so tutors are always on hand to help with your studies and research.
Study in our new up-to-date labs to gain the practical skills employers demand
Boost your employability by planning and conducting experiments independently
Taught by academic staff, involved in research and passionate about their field
Small class sizes so we get to know you and can closely guide and support you
Flexible modules so you carve the course to suit your future career path
Explore current advances in human biology to keep up-to-date with scientific developments
Study topical clinical and environmental microbiology, such as Ebola
Learn and study genetics, their patterns of inheritance and mutations
We aim to boost your knowledge and research of topical issues affecting individuals worldwide
- Our course aims to provide you with a breadth of knowledge of human health and welfare, including the development of new medicine.
Students have gone on to work for major pharmaceutical companies, cancer research, undertaken postgraduate research or become teachers – with 94% doing so within 6 months of graduating. So, give your career in future science the edge with our modern human biology degree.
Year one - Fundamentals of Biology (Cell Biology, Introductory Microbiology and Immunology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Molecular Biology, Introductory Biochemistry and Laboratory Science. Year two - Routes in Microbiology; Microbiological techniques, Medical microbiology and Microbial Genetics. Molecular and Cellular Biology (Genetics); Human Genetics, Biochemical pathways and pharmacology and physiology. Both pathways will undertake modules in infection and immunity, bioinformatics and applications of molecular biology. Year three - Dissertation plus optional modules. The optional modules include modules which may lead to additional pathways in Biosciences - Environmental which will be aimed at the analysis and bioremediation of pollution in the environment
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Carlisle - Fusehill Street|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points||Including A'level Biology at grade C or above or equivalent|
|A level||CCC - BBC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM - DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 15 credits
M: 30 credits
|Must be science based, need to pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3|
|Scottish Higher||BBCC - ABBB|
GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or equivalent
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|