Human Biosciences Petroc Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Plymouth


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Course summary

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This course adds breadth and depth to your knowledge and understanding of human biology and leads to the third year of the BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences degree at the University of Plymouth.

A degree in Human Biosciences provides the necessary skills for employment as a technician or laboratory scientist in biomedical science, public health or food quality control. It is also an excellent preparation for a career in science teaching or health education.

The Human Biosciences Foundation Degree covers a broad range of areas within biology.

Course details


Anatomy, Human Life Cycle, Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Statistics, Developing Graduate Skills, Cell Biology and Immunology, Human Physiology, Microbial World, Genetic Continuity and Diversity, Biochemistry, and a Research module.

Assessment method

Course assessment includes essays, presentations, laboratory reports and exams. Most modules have one coursework assessment during the year as well as a final exam. The coursework assessment usually makes up 60% of the final grade, with the exam being 40%.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Applicants will need 48 UCAS points for entry, usually from A Levels, BTEC or Access to Higher Education, in a relevant subject. GCSE English and Maths at grade C are important. Mature applicants will also be considered based on their relevant experience and knowledge. Contact Ruth MacLaren, Programme Leader, at for further advice.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7,400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,400 Year 1
Scotland £7,400 Year 1
Wales £7,400 Year 1

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