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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Human Biosciences (Optional Placement) University of Plymouth University of Plymouth, UK


Jan 2023, Sep 2023

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GBP 16300

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36 months


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Program Overview

Will gene therapy become an established treatment for cancer? What are the potential benefits of stem cell research? How has the revolution in genome sequencing provided insights into human biology? On this flexible course, you’ll develop skills and knowledge across the spectrum of subject disciplines – enabling an understanding of these and other key questions relating to human biology, health and disease.

This course is delivered by the School of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and enhanced by links with healthcare professionals. You’ll benefit from a rich and varied learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to enhance your employability with an optional placement year. We’re very proud of our National Student Survey (NSS) 2018 return showing that the course had an overall student satisfaction of 95 per cent.

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Key Features

  • Delivered by the School of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and enhanced by links with healthcare professionals.
  • A strong foundation in a broad range of bioscience disciplines underpinned by a biomolecular knowledge-base relevant to contemporary human biosciences today.
  • Opportunities to include optional elements of psychology at each stage of the programme.
  • Enables students to explore themes of personal interest within the biosciences at all stages.
  • Staff with expertise in a wide range of biomedical research topics directly inform learning and teaching.
  • Strong international reputation in translational research with significant financial investment in laboratory infrastructure.
  • Emphasis on practical laboratory skills relevant to research and other scientific careers.
  • Benefit from a rich and varied interdisciplinary learning environment, which includes collaboration with a wider health care education community at the University.
  • Optional placement opportunities provide students with relevant work experience.
  • Personal tutoring in modules throughout the programme of study.
  • Equips graduates with the confidence, knowledge, skills and other attributes suitable for a wide variety of careers within this rapidly expanding field.
  • This course has competitive entry for up to ten ring-fenced places at the end of stage one for progression onto medicine and dentistry. Applicants must meet minimum academic requirements for consideration. e.g A levels - Minimum of AAB to include A grades in Biology, one other science from Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Psychology, Geology or Geography. General Studies will not be accepted.
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Program Level 3-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

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General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, students must have Standard XII Higher Secondary Certificate.

    6 IELTS Score
    76 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    59 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    65% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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