Human Biology is the integrated study of human anatomy and physiology, including the study of the body in health and disease. It covers a wide range of topics, ranging from genetics, microbiology and immunology to the core disciplines of anatomy, microanatomy and physiology.
The degree is designed to allow a greater degree of flexibility in the choice of modules, in comparison to the closely related degree in Biomedical Science. Specialist subject areas which can be studied in detail include Pharmacology, Topographical Anatomy, Exercise and Applied Physiology, Developmental Studies, Embryology, Neuroscience and Science Communication. Within these subject areas we provide a wide and innovative range of learning experiences, such as the use of ultrasound imaging in cardiovascular physiology and exposure to cadaveric dissection.
- Entry requirements
- AB (in any order in Biology/Human Biology and Chemistry) B + GCSE Mathematics grade C
- English language requirements
- An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component.
- Tuition fees
- £20,800 / ¥189,260
The Human Biology degree at Queen’s is underpinned by the core disciplines of Anatomy, Microanatomy and Physiology (the study of the function of the human body). In addition, it provides a solid foundation in Mammalian Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, and Microbiology. The modules are:
- Molecular Basis of Life
- The World of Microorganisms
- Human Structure and Function
Students must take the following three compulsory modules:
- Research Methods and Statistics
- Physiological Sciences
- Anatomical Sciences
And a choice of one from:
- Human Evolution
- Molecular Cell Biology
- Human Physiological Measurement
Students must take the following compulsory module:
- Research Project
And a choice of two from:
- Cardiovascular Pathobiology and Treatment
- Advanced Neurosciences
- Embryology and Developmental Biology
- Pharmacology and Therapeutics
- Sports and Exercise Physiology
- Biomedical Science
- 3 years (B940)
The School has links with two universities in the USA – the University of Nevada in Reno and the University of Vermont, where several students have the opportunity to complete a one-year work placement programme.
Prizes and Awards
Up to 12 prizes are available as an added incentive to our students from 1st to 3rd year, awarded for top performances in individual modules and the overall degree performances. This includes prizes awarded from the professional bodies (Physiological Society, Pharmacological Society).
Our Centre’s teaching facilities have benefited from investment of over £2 million in recent years. This includes a fully equipped modern anatomy teaching unit with dissection facilities, as well as state-of-theart physiology teaching facilities, offering at undergraduate level cardiopulmonary exercise testing and ultrasound.