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 BSc (Hons) Human Biology degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting in part the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol). 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

The first year of this human biology degree will introduce you to genetics, microbiology, physiology, development, and biological chemistry, and will build a foundation of scientific inquiry.

  • Biomedical research skills
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Biological chemistry
  • Introduction to genetics and evolution
  • Microorganisms and the dynamic cell
  • Human growth and development

Second year

You will develop your knowledge with more focused modules in the second year, such as medical microbiology, human form and function, applied physiology, and human molecular genetics.

  • Human form and function
  • Applied...
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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


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


  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018


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