University of East London

Course Introduction

The BSc (Hons) Human Biology programme is delivered by a highly experienced staff team, and provides sound practical and academic training. It also gives you the option of a sandwich year, during which you can gain practical experience working in a laboratory to enhance your career opportunities. Finally, it offers excellent employment prospects by giving you a wide range of options to suit your own particular interests and career aspirations. If you are interested in Developing your knowledge and understanding of living systems. Learning and developing your practical skills in biological techniques. Understanding how the latest techniques such as Proteomics, Genomics and Metabolomics are used to better understand the process of life and evolution. Improving your scientific skills of logical argument and analysis. Doing scientific procedures and experiments in laboratories and IT labs with precision then this programme is ideal for you

Course Modules

Year 1: Core modules: skills for biosciences; cellular biology; human physiology; cellular processes; biology of disease; microbiology. Year 2: Core modules: molecular biology; options from: pharmacology; toxicology; immunology; medical microbiology; industrial microbiology; medical biochemistry; molecular genetics and biotechnology; cellular pathology; haematology; transfusion science. Final year: Core modules: independent research project.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £14,040  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons) £2,250  Module. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 65%
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level BBC
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 77%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 89%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 91%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 15
Studying and working 15
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

32% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 40%

Total Coursework: 42%

Total Practical: 18%

£4,095 - £4,349
Typical cost of university accommodation

£3,536 - £4,784
Typical cost of private accommodation