Our Human Bioscience course aims to further develop your understanding of the human body at the tissue, cell and molecular level. You will investigate the consequences that occur, when normal physiological processes go wrong, and explore the underlying mechanisms that underpin important human diseases. Our well-structured Human Bioscience course is stimulating, and will provide you with the opportunity to explore a range of topics within this vast and dynamic subject. You will also be able to specialise in areas of interest to you throughout the course.
We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.
*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher
HP Laptop and software included with this course.
Our staff are research active and are experts within their specialist disciplines, which include nutrition, immunology, cancer, genetics, neuroscience, pharmacology and microbiology. They are enthusiastic and experienced educators who will help you to explore the range of topics within contemporary human bioscience.
Our graduates are highly valued in the public and private sector, and we have consistently high rates of graduate employment. As a Human Bioscience student, you will develop key transferable skills and knowledge during the course. The course will enhance your academic and practical skills, to ensure that you are well-prepared for employment and life beyond your studies. This course will distinguish you from competing graduates when searching for employment, which might be in the bioscience, medical or biotechnology sectors.
Throughout the Human Bioscience course there will also be career planning and STEM opportunities; these allow you to develop an awareness of both your subject-specific and transferable skills.
Course module sessions are structured using a variety of methods including lectures, seminars and laboratory practical classes. Our aim is to provide you with opportunities to be actively involved in your learning. This is facilitated by an active blended learning approach which combines face-to-face sessions with integrated online learning implemented in our Northampton Interactive Learning Environment (NILE). For each 20 credit module you can expect approximately 48 hours of contact time during the academic year. This typically will be on average two hours a week with your tutors for an individual module.
Methods of Learning
We aim to provide an environment that maximises engagement, involvement and enjoyment of the Human Biosciences. Extensive online resources support face-to-face contact in class. You will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and encounter new challenges that support and enhance your learning. You will be able to carefully analyse experimental data derived from laboratory observations and measurements in order to answer research questions or test hypotheses. This will allow you to develop the ability to apply both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research.
You will be assessed through coursework and formal examinations throughout your study. An estimate of the different forms of assessment is as follows:
Facilities & Special Features
Our Human Bioscience laboratories are modern and well equipped with research facilities that will enable you to learn and develop your skills in an innovative and supportive environment. Current specialist facilities include:
Special course features include:
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|Number of Staff||1,611|
|Number of Students||11,984|
|Number of International Students||1000|
|Graduation Employment Rate||95%|
|Student Satisfaction Rate||89%|
|Academic Programs Offered||Undergraduate and Postgraduate|
|Mode of Programs Offered||Full time, Part time and Distance|
|Medium of Instruction||English|
|Average Tuition Fee for International Fee||GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000|
|Proficiency Test for English Language||IELTS, TOEFL iBT or Pearson PTE|
|Financial Aid||Scholarships, Funds and Loans|
For all the prospective candidates for the institute, an estimated cost of living in the UK is as cpmipield below.
The tuition fee varies from one course to another. Following are some of the popular courses along with the tuition cost:
|BA and BSc Degrees||GBP 12,900|
|BSc Podiatry / BSc Occupational Therapy||GBP 13,900|
|BSc Nursing||GBP 15,750|
|Sandwich / placement Year||GBP 1,000|
|MA or MSc Degrees||GBP 13,750|
Basic list of expenses apart from tuition fee are as follows:
|Type of Expenditure||Cost (in GBP, per week)|
|Accommodation (includes basic facilities)||130 to 300|
|Food||36 to 52|
|Mobile phone||4 to 14|
|Books and supplies||Around 11|
|Clothing and personal care||16 to 26|
Basic Admission Requirements
The Result of Language Tests for English Proficiency from all the international applicants. The exams valid are IELTS, TOEFL iBT and Pearson PTE. Following are the minimum scores required in IELTS to gain admission:
|Academic Programs||Minimum Score|
|Undergraduate||6.0 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section|
|Postgraduate||6.5 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section|
|Research||7.0 overall and not less than 6.5 in each section|
Tuition & fees :