Human Biosciences BSc (Hons) (C110)


Coventry University

Human Biosciences BSc (Hons)

Requirements / Wymagania

Minimum 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym (j. ang. się wlicza) - minimum 60%
J. angielski - minimum 75%
Średnia z matury 55% 55%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 6.0, żaden z komponentów nie może być niższy niż 5.5 -
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Biology doesn’t get closer to home than when you study a human biology degree. This progressive field is always evolving and changing. 

Human Biosciences embraces some of the most rapidly changing and dynamic areas of modern science, in recent years responsible for an array of ground-breaking scientific discoveries in human health and disease.

This exciting degree can potentially lead to a range of research and health related careers in biomedicine and health. The broad range of subjects covered, such as microbiology, molecular biology and medical genetics, together with immunology, physiology and psychology, cell biology and neuroscience, are of increasing importance in medical research and underpin the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

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Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.


Course information

Recognised by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB), enabling you to join as an associate member (AMSB) during your studies, our degree aims to enhance your understanding of how the human body functions in health and disease at the tissue, cell and molecular level, throughout the lifespan.

We place great emphasis on the acquisition of broad human biosciences knowledge and practical expertise, which is most likely to be useful in your future career related to Human Biosciences. In later years, you will also be able to choose from a wide range of specialist modules, such as medical microbiology, clinical physiology, cancer biology, applied human genetics and clinical biochemistry, providing the opportunity to specialise your degree programme.

Year one:

The first year of the programme lays the foundation for the study of human biosciences. You will cover key areas and acquire laboratory skills in physiology in health and disease, human development, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry and microbiology.


  • Skills for Biomolecular Science
  • Skills for Biomolecular Science 2
  • Human Physiology in Health and Disease
  • Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Human Development  
Year two:

In the second year, you will further develop your knowledge and laboratory skills in cell biology, molecular genetics and immunology, with a choice of either systemic physiology or biomedical biochemistry. Simultaneous progression through the ‘Professional Skills’ modules will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in areas like scientific communication, self-directed study, research methods, information retrieval, IT, data processing and presentation and career development.


  • Contemporary Skills for Biomolecular Sciences 1
  • Contemporary Skills for Biomolecular Sciences 2
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Optional modules
Placement year:

After your second year, you have the option of taking a sandwich year either studying abroad or on a professional placement.

We will provide support in finding a suitable placement and, in the past, students have worked as a Protein Detection Scientist at Glaxo Smith Kline, Clinical Operations at Roche, Commercial Junior Strategy Manager at Pfizer, Laboratory Technician (Musculoskeletal Science) at the University of East Anglia, Medical Intervention Research Assistant at Freshwinds, Research Assistant at the Centre for Liver Research, Birmingham University, Junior Scientist at Nemaura Pharma Ltd, Assay Development Technician at Binding Site and as a Research Assistant at Biocote.


  • Professional Training
  • Study Abroad
Final year:

The final year of your course gives you the opportunity to carry out an independent research project linked to one of the areas of your interest. You will also study human biosciences throughout the lifespan, which focuses on the biology of aging. You will then have a choice of three subjects from human genetics, cancer biology, clinical biochemistry, clinical physiology or medical microbiology.


  • Research Design for the Biomolecular Sciences
  • Independent Project in Biomolecular Sciences

Why choose this course?

We focus on developing practical laboratory and additional scientific skills, such as literature researching, information technology, bioinformatics, data processing and the use of statistics. As such, laboratory sessions form a substantial component of the learning experience, providing you with the opportunitieds to learn key experimental techniques and develop the essential experimental, data handling and reporting skills required in biological and other careers.

Our practical approach has resulted in high levels of student satisfaction – 93% overall in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016; 100% of our students feel staff are good at explaining things, make the subject interesting and are enthusiastic about what they teach. We also have an excellent track record in employability – with 93% of graduates in work or further study after six months (DLHE 2014/15). 

International experience opportunities

By its very nature, the course adopts an international perspective – as science knows no borders. We also attract students from many different countries – from Europe, Asia and South America – providing a more varied, multicultural and fulfilling environment in which to learn. We encourage students to mix on group work and projects, which in the past, for example, have included an examination of the knowledge and attitudes of home and international students towards tuberculosis in a cross-cultural context.

Our sandwich degree option allows a year’s work placement or study, which can be taken abroad. Some former students have studied at the University of Leiden in Holland. The University also offers a number of grants to enable international visits and a number of our students have been successful in securing places, for example, in Spain, France, Canada and the US. Some have undertaken fieldtrips to Malawi where they have educational engagement with groups of children participating in diverse community projects at local primary and nursery schools, assisted in monitoring the state of boreholes in rural villages, made sun dried bricks for building projects and climbing the challenging mount Mulanje.


How much does it cost?

Full-time Home and EU: 

September 2018

  • £9,250 (per year)

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