Human Biology and Psychology BA/BSc hons
Institution Code H36
Course Code APJHHBPSY
More about the course
You will study a wide variety of aspects of human biology on this course, from Human Physiology to Biomedical Implications of Exercise. You will spend your time in lectures and seminars as well as underpinning your theoretical knowledge with practical work in the laboratories.
This course will help you to develop key skills for a career in a number of health and pharmacy related sectors. You will also develop personal and professional skills that can be applied to any future role including an ability to learn independently and test out your own theories.
Human Biology can be taken as a joint or major subject in combination with Psychology.
This course gives you an advanced understanding of human psychology, and its application in a wide range of settings. You will also develop core transferable skills highly valued by employers such as time management and effective communication skills.
Your first year of study will provide you with a good foundation in the subject enabling you to progress on to your second year where your module options will depend on the proportion of time you choose to study psychology for. Psychology can be studied as a joint or minor subject within the Joint Honours programme.
The course does not allow graduate membership to the British Psychological Society but this can be obtained through a further year of study on a Psychology Conversion Course
You will have the opportunity to take a paid work placement or study abroad for a year between your second and final years, extending your degree from a three year to a four year qualification. You will not be required to pay tuition fees for this year and you will gain excellent experience that sets you apart from the crowd in the graduate jobs market.
You can study in most European countries, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, South Africa, Russia, China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Australia. You will study a programme of taught modules and/or project work with one of our partner universities, which will complement your studies on the Joint Honours Programme. You may need to study the language of your chosen country in your first and second years. Depending on where you choose to study you may be eligible to apply for certain grants, scholarships and financial support to help finance your study abroad experience.
A work placement provides you with an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience and put your theoretical knowledge and understanding from your studies in to practice.
Our Careers and Placements service will help you to develop your CV and support you through the application process for a wide range of placement opportunities in a variety of sectors and organisations.
This programme gives you flexibility in your studies at university resulting in flexibility in your choice of career at the end of your course. You will acquire a much broader base of knowledge and experience that could really widen your employment opportunities. Graduates have found employment in diverse roles such as computer programmers, design engineers, management development specialists, accountants and project managers. Over 72% of our graduates had entered employment six months after graduation, and a further 17% had gone on to further study or training.
You will develop your capacity for independent study and interpersonal skills on this programme. There is an emphasis on structured research, well-prepared written and verbal presentations and computer literacy.
You will experience a wide variety of teaching styles on the programme including:
- standard lectures
- case studies
- individual and group projects
In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to hone your independent study and interpersonal skills by undertaking a major project or dissertation.
Detailed information about the structure of the course and the modules you will study.