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BSc (Hons) Combined
Our course is ideal if you’re interested in biology but are looking for a particular focus on the human body and how we’ve adapted to our environment. This course provides a broad understanding of the physiology of the body’s major systems as well as human health and disease.
Combined Honours degrees allow you to study two different subjects in one degree. Find out more about Combined Honours degrees.
This programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers.
School of Life Sciences
The Human Biology course is ideal if you’re interested in biology but are looking for a particular focus on the human body and how we’ve adapted to our environment.
This course provides a broad understanding of the physiology of the body’s major systems as well as human health and disease and the relationship between the human body with the environment. You might explore the impact of nutrition and the environment on health, how humans in turn impact on the environment, and specialised topics such as human parasitology and human evolution.
Keele’s multidisciplinary approach puts human biology in context, so you’ll have input from experts ranging from clinicians, physiotherapists, nutritionists, geographers and conservation biologists. There are opportunities for studying abroad and for work experience; you could even add in a year’s industrial placement to create a four year degree.
What will this mean for my future?
Graduates from this programme have opportunities in a wide range of fields, with career paths in science, health, industry or the media.
You might become a nutritionist, dietitian, health promotion specialist, clinical molecular geneticist, counsellor, adult nurse, sports therapist, or technical author. Alternatively, you could pursue opportunities in postgraduate research, teacher training, occupational therapy, journalism, nursing or medicine.
- Introduction to Human Physiology
- Cell and Molecular Biology
- Genetics and Evolution
- Human Physiology and Pathology
- Human Genetics
- Nutrition and Energy Balance
- Microbe, Viruses and Parasites
- Health and the Environment
- Research and Analytical Skills
- Life Sciences Research Project (Experimental, Non-Experimental or Dissertation)
- Human Parasitology
- Advances in Medicine
- Clinical Pathology
- Conservation Biology
Human Biology is a Combined Honours degree, meaning it must be combined with another subject. For 2018 entrants, Human Biology is offered in the following combinations:
Biochemistry and Human Biology
Chemistry and Human Biology
Criminology and Human Biology
Education and Human Biology
Environmental Science and Human Biology
Forensic Science and Human Biology
Geography and Human Biology
Geology and Human Biology
Human Biology and Human Geography
Human Biology and Mathematics
Human Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
Human Biology and Physical Geography
Human Biology and Psychology