Whether you’re fascinated by the human body’s genetics or aspire to be part of exciting future advances in the fight against disease, our human biology course offers you the chance to study and research topical, worldwide issues affecting individuals - preparing you for a rewarding career as a scientist.
We’ve designed this relevant and modern course to give you a broad understanding of biological principles, but uniquely, the flexibility to specialise in either microbiology or molecular biology.
Why Choose University of Cumbria
We developed our course to help bridge the national shortage for science graduates, since Cumbria has a thriving scientific, pharmaceutical and nuclear industry.
So, our Biology course aims to produce future scientists capable of working across a diverse range of industries and organisations.
Whether you are learning about clinical, environmental microbiology (such as Ebola) or genetic mutations, our learn-by-doing focus means you'll often put your lab coat on and put the academic theory into practice in our brand new laboratories - crucial skills for your future as a scientist.
Plus, you’ll work in small learning groups, so our dedicated tutors are always on hand to help with your studies and research.
- Study in our new £3.5 million state-of-the-art labs to gain the practical skills employers demand
- Boost your employability by planning and conducting experiments independently
- Taught by academic staff passionate about their field and involved in research, which will keep you informed with the latest biological developments
- Small class sizes so we get to know you and can closely guide and support you
- Flexible modules enable you to carve the course to suit your intended career path
- Explore current advances in human biology to keep up-to-date with scientific developments
- Study topical clinical and environmental microbiology, such as Ebola
- Learn and study genetics, their patterns of inheritance and mutations
- We aim to boost your knowledge and research of topical issues affecting individuals worldwide
- Access to journals and research papers, keeping your learning up-to-date
You will live and learn with fellow STEM students on our vibrant Fusehill campus in the historic and vibrant city of Carlisle. You will be close to the beautiful Lake District National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage site - in one direction and Scotland in the other.
And, with great transport links to major cities, including Newcastle and Glasgow, you will not be stuck for things to do outside of your studies.
Our course provides you with a breadth of knowledge of human health and welfare, including the development of new medicine.
Students have gone on to work for major pharmaceutical companies, cancer research, undertaken postgraduate research or become teachers – with 94% doing so within 6 months of graduating.
So, for a career advancing the future of science, give yourself a great start with our modern human biology degree.