THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON

Human Bioscience

BA (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

In the first year of the course, you will be immersed within a broad-based curriculum introducing you to the Human Bioscience subject area in order to develop your knowledge and understanding of the subject. This will involve the study of topics that include genetics, physiology, biochemistry and cell biology. At stages two and three of the course you can select from the designated modules to allow a degree of specialism within a particular area of Human Bioscience. For example, you may wish to continue to explore aspects of nutrition, further building on your knowledge gained in your first year.

During stage three of the Human Bioscience course, you will complete an independent research dissertation project on a specialist topic related to the research interests of your chosen dissertation supervisor. This provides you with the opportunity to explore a research area of particular interest in detail and at the forefront of scientific discovery.

Throughout the Human Bioscience course there will also be career planning and STEM opportunities; these allow you to develop an awareness of both your subject-specific and transferable skills.

Course module sessions are structured using a variety of methods including lectures, seminars and laboratory practical classes. Our aim is to provide you with opportunities to be actively involved in your learning. This is facilitated by an active blended learning approach which combines face-to-face sessions with integrated online learning implemented in our Northampton Interactive Learning Environment (NILE). For each 20 credit module you can expect approximately 48 hours of contact time during the academic year. This typically will be on average two hours a week with your tutors for an individual module.

Programme description

In the first year of the course, you will be immersed within a broad-based curriculum introducing you to the Human Bioscience subject area in order to develop your knowledge and understanding of the subject. This will involve the study of topics that include genetics, physiology, biochemistry and cell biology. At stages two and three of the course you can select from the designated modules to allow a degree of specialism within a particular area of Human Bioscience. For example, you may wish to continue to explore aspects of nutrition, further building on your knowledge gained in your first year.

During stage three of the Human Bioscience course, you will complete an independent research dissertation project on a specialist topic related to the research interests of your chosen dissertation supervisor. This provides you with the opportunity to explore a research area of particular interest in detail and at the forefront of scientific discovery.

Throughout the Human Bioscience course there will also be career planning and STEM opportunities; these allow you to develop an awareness of both your subject-specific and transferable skills.

Course module sessions are structured using a variety of methods including lectures, seminars and laboratory practical classes. Our aim is to provide you with opportunities to be actively involved in your learning. This is facilitated by an active blended learning approach which combines face-to-face sessions with integrated online learning implemented in our Northampton Interactive Learning Environment (NILE). For each 20 credit module you can expect approximately 48 hours of contact time during the academic year. This typically will be on average two hours a week with your tutors for an individual module.

Key Modules

Career Opportunities

Bioscience graduates are highly valued in the job market, and as a result we have consistently high rates of graduate employment. Recent graduates have been very successful in securing challenging and enjoyable employment (locally, nationally and internationally), particularly in further academic research, teaching, industry and medical-related disciplines.

We offer an innovative approach to enhancing the employability of our graduates. Through our Human Bioscience course, we help you to develop an awareness of your subject-specific skills, transferable skills and provide a reflective approach to learning. We believe that this experience gives our graduates an advantage when applying for employment or postgraduate study.

Module & Subject
  • ​​Biochemistry and Cell Biology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS1013
    •  
    • Core module Y

    This module is designed to give Level 4 students an introduction to Human Biochemistry and Cell Biology. It will be pitc… More

  • Introduction to Physiology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS1006
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS1010
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Introduction to Psychology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY1003
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Science Communication (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS1017
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Introduction to Microbiology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS1019
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS1020
    •  
    • Core module N

stage2

  • Pharmacology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS2015
    •  
    • Core module Y

    This Level 5 module will provide the students who have studied Physiology and Biochemistry at Level 4 an introduction to… More

  • Genes and Genomics (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS2001
    •  
    • Core module Y

    The sequencing of the human genome has enhanced our understanding of the genetic basis of disease and led to the emergin… More

  • Bioscience Research Methods (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS2013
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Processes of Life: Biochemistry (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS2004
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Nutritional Perspectives of Health and Disease (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS2003
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Techniques in Molecular Biology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS2014
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Health and Disease 2 (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS2010
    •  
    • Core module N

stage3

  • Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS3010
    •  
    • Core module N

    This module will provide further development for the students who have studied physiology and pharmacology in previous y… More

  • Human Bioscience Dissertation (40 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS4005
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Pathogen Biology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS3011
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Immunology and Health (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS3003
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Integrated Medical Genetics (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS3002
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Exercise and Sport Nutrition (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS3008
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Health, Risk and Environment (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS3001
    •  
    • Core module N
Entry Requirements
  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, you are expected to have studied a science subject (preferably Biology or Human Biology) or Psychology or Sport Science in an A Level at grade C or equivalent qualification.
  •  Study at undergraduate level – minimum standard – IELTS6.0 (or equivalent
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 41-45 Months
Course Fee:  12000.00
Course Level:  UNDERGRADUATE
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Park Campus, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton NN2 7AL, UK. Phone:+44 1604 735500
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER