BSc (Hons) Human Biology

Human Biology is a vibrant, interdisciplinary field that focuses on the biology of human populations. Human biologists study such diverse topics as infection and the effects of drugs on the body, human evolution, variation and adaptability, genetics, and human ecology. The field is closely related to biomedical sciences, evolutionary biology, and biological anthropology, and is an exploration of the biological aspects of the human experience.

Our Human Biology degree is recognised by the Royal Society of Biology, which ensures that graduates automatically fulfil the educational requirements for Associate Membership (AMRSB) of the Royal Society.This is the professional body for biologists, so you can rest assured that this course provides the ideal preparation for a career in the field of human biology.

In addition to gaining a vocationally-relevant degree, you’ll also become eligible for Associate Membership of the Society and entitled to use the letters AMRSB after your name.

What you will study

Year 1

  • Biological Chemistry
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Experimental Design and Data Manipulation
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • Introduction to Genetics
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Human Cell Structure and Function
  • Human Nutrition

Year 2

  • Applied Physiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Human Genetics
  • Endocrinology, Metabolism and the Renal System
  • Nutrition and the Alimentary System
  • Cellular Pathology and Disease Processes

Year 3

  • Biological Anthropology
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology
  • Clinical and Molecular Immunology
  • Project

The first year of this human biology degree...

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Human biology students enjoy state of the art facilities in purpose-built laboratories at our Glyntaff campus.



This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd


UCAS is the UK's Universities and Colleges Administration System.

If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.

Tuition Fees

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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017


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