BSc (Hons) Biology (with pathways)

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Course code C110

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Location Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2018
Entry Requirements

Whether you’re fascinated by the human body’s genetics or aspire to be part of exciting future advances in the fight against disease – this human biology course will enable you to study and research topical, worldwide issues affecting individuals.

We’ve designed this relevant and modern course to give you a broad understanding of biological principles, but importantly, the flexibility to specialise in either microbiology or molecular biology.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

Our learn-by-doing focus means you'll often put your academic knowledge to the test with practical sessions in our brand new laboratories - crucial skills for your future as a scientist.

Plus, you’ll work in small learning groups, so tutors are always on hand to help with your studies and research.

  • Study in our new up-to-date labs to gain the practical skills employers demand
  • Boost your employability by planning and conducting experiments independently
  • Taught by academic staff, involved in research and passionate about their field
  • Small class sizes so we get to know you and can closely guide and support you
  • Flexible modules so you carve the course to suit your future 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

Our course aims to provide 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, give your career in the future science the edge with our modern human biology degree.

Guaranteed accommodation

Apply to any Undergraduate course before 30 September 2017 and we can offer you a guaranteed place in University of Cumbria owned or partnered accommodation.

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Course study options

This course is also available to study as a four-year course with a foundation year built in.

Integrated foundation year