Human Bioscience BSc (Hons)

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Duration
3 Years
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Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 20/11/2018

Our Human Bioscience course aims to further develop your understanding of the human body at the tissue, cell and molecular level. You will investigate the consequences that occur, when normal physiological processes go wrong, and explore the underlying mechanisms that underpin important human diseases. Our well-structured Human Bioscience course is stimulating, and will provide you with the opportunity to explore a range of topics within this vast and dynamic subject. You will also be able to specialise in areas of interest to you throughout the course.

Our Illustration course encourages you to develop a personal visual language and a creative, innovative approach to the discipline. We will challenge you to respond creatively to a broad range of issues and communicate complex ideas with clarity and flair. Our studio culture fosters collaboration, critical reflection and idea sharing.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies* and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Course

Highlights

  • International study trips.
  • Research active staff that are experts in their specialist areas.
  • Career planning and STEM opportunities.
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Opportunities Abroad

An optional full year placement will allow you the opportunity to spend a year home or abroad in work-based learning. Previous students have gained placements abroad, for example in the United States.

Course Details

Our staff are research active and are experts within their specialist disciplines, which include nutrition, immunology, cancer, genetics, neuroscience, pharmacology and microbiology. They are enthusiastic and experienced educators who will help you to explore the range of topics within contemporary human bioscience.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

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.
Course content

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS at 6.0 (or equivalent) and 5.5 in all bands.
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

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 natural science subject (preferably Biology or Human Biology but Chemistry and Physics  are also accepted) in an A Level at grade C, or equivalent qualification. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to the BSc Honours Human Bioscience 4 year Programme with Foundation Study is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC with a D in a Natural Science. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

Course Content

You will be immersed within a broad-based curriculum 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.

  • ​​Biochemistry and Cell Biology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLS1013
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Physiology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLS1006
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLS1010
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1003
    Core Module N
  • Science Communication (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLS1017
    Core Module N
  • Introduction to Microbiology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLS1019
    Core Module N
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLS1020
    Core Module N

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

Our Human Bioscience laboratories are modern and well equipped with research facilities that will enable you to learn and develop your skills in an innovative and supportive environment. Current specialist facilities include:

  • cell culture facilities (for working with human cell lines – i.e. cancer cells)
  • genetics/genomics facilities for the analysis of DNA and RNA (including PCR and next-generation sequencing technology)
  • specialist Microbiology laboratories
  • fluorescence, bright-field and electron microscopy

Special course features include:

  • on-site specialist laboratories for teaching and research.
  • opportunities to engage in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) outreach activities.
  • continual networking with potential employers within the Bioscience industries.
  • bursaries and scholarships available for Human Bioscience students.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Alumni Discount

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
Foundation Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
Foundation Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: 12,500
Foundation Study Framework: £9,800 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,000
Foundation Study Framework: £9,400

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Foundation Study Framework

Our Foundation Study Framework offers an exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award.  The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

Read more


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 20/11/2018

  • Our Human Bioscience course aims to further develop your understanding of the human body at the tissue, cell and molecular level. You will investigate the consequences that occur, when normal physiological processes go wrong, and explore the underlying mechanisms that underpin important human diseases. Our well-structured Human Bioscience course is stimulating, and will provide you with the opportunity to explore a range of topics within this vast and dynamic subject. You will also be able to specialise in areas of interest to you throughout the course.

    Our Illustration course encourages you to develop a personal visual language and a creative, innovative approach to the discipline. We will challenge you to respond creatively to a broad range of issues and communicate complex ideas with clarity and flair. Our studio culture fosters collaboration, critical reflection and idea sharing.

    We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies* and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

    *with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

    Course

    Highlights

    • International study trips.
    • Research active staff that are experts in their specialist areas.
    • Career planning and STEM opportunities.
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Our staff are research active and are experts within their specialist disciplines, which include nutrition, immunology, cancer, genetics, neuroscience, pharmacology and microbiology. They are enthusiastic and experienced educators who will help you to explore the range of topics within contemporary human bioscience.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Abroad

    An optional full year placement will allow you the opportunity to spend a year home or abroad in work-based learning. Previous students have gained placements abroad, for example in the United States.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • 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.
      Course content

  • 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 natural science subject (preferably Biology or Human Biology but Chemistry and Physics  are also accepted) in an A Level at grade C, or equivalent qualification. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to the BSc Honours Human Bioscience 4 year Programme with Foundation Study is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC with a D in a Natural Science. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • You will be immersed within a broad-based curriculum 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.

    • ​​Biochemistry and Cell Biology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLS1013
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Physiology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLS1006
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Human Nutrition (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLS1010
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1003
      Core Module N
    • Science Communication (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLS1017
      Core Module N
    • Introduction to Microbiology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLS1019
      Core Module N
    • Genetics and Molecular Biology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLS1020
      Core Module N

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Alumni Discount

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: 12,500
    Foundation Study Framework: £9,800 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,000
    Foundation Study Framework: £9,400

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Our Foundation Study Framework offers an exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

    The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award.  The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

    Read more

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour