Human Biosciences BSc (Hons)

UCAS code B150 BSC/HB

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Do you have a passion for biology and want to understand the causes, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases?

With our our Human Biosciences degree you will study core modules including applied anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, nutrition and neuroscience, through a combination of coursework, exams and practical laborartory work in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Science In Content V5You will be taught by staff having up-to-date industry experience of Human Biosciences, many working with hospital laboratories. You will benefit from their knowledge and relevant research and apply this to your studies. 

90% students said staff were good at explaining things (Unistats 2015).

There is the opportunity to take a one year placement during your third year, giving you the chance to put theory into practice and increase your employability skills. A final year individual research project will allow you to specialise in your preferred area of human biosciences.

Employers in many different sectors will recognise the value of your degree, with previous graduates securing roles ranging from within the pharmaceutical industry and the NHS to Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, or continuing with postgraduate studies specialising in medicine and dentistry.

100% students said the library resources and services are good enough to meet their needs (Unistats 2015).


FacilitiesWhen you want to get hands-on experience within applied science laboratories we can support you. We teach in large modern, well- equipped labs with audio-visual facilities to enhance our ability to demonstrate techniques or interesting observations.


Discover MoreNorthumbria University is within the Top quartile in the UK for its research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing

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Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years sandwich

Department Applied Sciences

Location Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

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