The University of Wolverhampton

BSc (Hons)Human Biology

Why choose this course?

This course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the complex structure and function of the human body in both health and disease, and will give you the chance to understand how changing the function of your body systems has a dramatic impact on your health. You will look at how the body works normally, by studying physiology and homeostatic mechanisms, and will see how these systems change from birth to old age. You see how metabolism is important for the growth and normal functioning of the body, as well as examining embryology and the developmental origins of human beings. The principles and concepts of the evolution of anatomically modern humans, symbolic language and culture are also explored in depth as part of this exciting course.

Find out more about how you will study Biomedical Science & Physiology

What happens on the course?

In the first year, you will study Human Structure and Function, Human Physiology, Disease Biology, Molecular Basis of Life, Introduction to Science and Study Skills.

In the second year, you will study Anatomy & Biomechanics, Forensic Biology & Anthropology, Evolution & Origin of Life, Physiology, and Nutrition and Metabolism.

In the third year, you will study Human Embryology & Development, Human Evolution, Advanced Physiology, and have the opportunity to carry out a Research Project.

Why Wolverhampton?

· Very enthusiastic teaching team

· Teaching underpinned by relevant research

· Teaching team specialists in their respective field

· Strong evolutionary biology component that underpins all disciplines of biology

· State of the art teaching technology used for the best student experience

Career path

Biology has become one of the most important of the Sciences, with huge technological gains being made. This course opens up many possibilities in a broad range of careers, which can vary from teaching Biology or Human Biology in Schools to working in industrial or academic medical research. You may wish to pursue a career in medical sales and marketing, or follow specific pathways such as scientific journalism. Opportunities also exist in related fields such as medical publishing, medical education, health promotion, embryology or industrial developments.

What skills will you gain?

After completing this course you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of human shape and anatomy and understand embryological and foetal development of the human.

You will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of the control of normal physiology and homeostatic mechanisms and the changes occurring in physiological systems from birth to old age, plus appreciate the importance of metabolism and nutrition in growth and normal functioning of the body.

Finally, you will understand the principles and concepts of the evolution of anatomically modern humans, symbolic language and culture

Entry requirements

2016 Entry

  • A minimum of 240 points from at least two A Levels or equivalent
  • Post-16 qualifications should include at least one science subject at A2 Level, preferably Biology
  • Achieve the Access to HE Diploma gaining 60 credits in total with at least 45 credits achieved at level 3, of which 36 credits must be in science based units at level 3: at least 27 of these credits must be achieved at Merit or above and 9 credits with Pass or above.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science grade MMM or BTEC National Diploma grade DD.
  • Applicants will normally be expected to hold GCSE English and Maths at grade C or equivalent
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at
  • Successful completion of the foundation year of our BSc (Hons) Science and Engineering with Foundation Year guarantees entry on to this course
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering guarantees entry on to this course

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £9,000 £11,250
Part time # £2,780

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321137

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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