Biology doesn’t get closer to home than when you study a human biology degree. This progressive field is always evolving and changing.
Human Biosciences encompasses some of the most rapidly changing and dynamic areas of biology and medicine. You will study topics and research that in recent years have been responsible for an array of ground-breaking scientific discoveries in human health and disease.
This exciting degree can potentially lead to a range of research and health related careers in biomedicine. The broad range of subjects covered, include microbiology, molecular biology, medical genetics, cancer biology, physiology, cell biology and neuroscience. These subjects are of increasing importance in medical research and underpin the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
The program of study has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB), enabling you to join as an associate member (AMSB) once you graduate. Our degree aims to enhance your understanding of how the human body functions in health and disease at the tissue, cell and molecular level, throughout the lifespan.
We place great emphasis on the acquisition of broad human biosciences knowledge and practical expertise, which is most likely to be useful in your future career related to Human Biosciences. In later years, you will also be able to choose from a wide range of specialist modules, such as medical microbiology, clinical physiology, cancer biology, applied human genetics and clinical biochemistry, providing the opportunity to specialise your degree programme.
Over 1.2 million people work in primary science-based roles in the UK, with the boundaries between biosciences, chemical sciences and physical sciences becoming increasingly blurred.
There is a growing demand for highly skilled staff with the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, right across industry, in the health service, government establishments, research and educational institutions. Our degree is designed to help you develop a wide range of skills that will be attractive to many different types of employers. Our designated Employability Unit will help you find placements, internships and job opportunities, by advertising jobs, holding an annual jobs fair, helping with CV writing and job interview technique.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Where our graduates work
Recent graduates have gone on to careers in clinical trials for drug companies, as research assistants in laboratories in universities and various roles within industry, such as marketing assistants and medical and scientific representatives for companies. Others have used their qualifications to progress into teaching careers, as well as postgraduate study to obtain MSc, MPhil and PhD qualifications.
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