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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.
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.
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
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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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice.|
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7,400||Year 1|