Faculty of Life Sciences and Education - Glyntaff - University of South Wales

Bachelor in Human Biology - Grado en Biología Humana

Faculty of Life Sciences and Education - Glyntaff - University of South Wales
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Are you enthralled by the relationship between the molecular, anatomical, physiological and anthropological? This fascinating course will develop your knowledge of human biology, with a focus on the medical aspects of human processes, such as how we respond to infection and the effects of drugs on the human body

This course is recognised by the Society of Biology, which ensures that graduates automatically fulfil the educational requirements for Associate Membership (AMSB) of the Society.This is the professional body for biologists, so you can rest assured that this course provides the ideal preparation for a career in the field of human biology.

In addition to gaining a vocationally-relevant degree, you’ll also become eligible for Associate Membership of the Society and entitled to use the letters AMSB after your name.

Discover more at the University of South Wales.


Titulo de Bachillerato or the Selectividad with an average mark of 6.
Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU) with an average mark of 6.
Técnico Especialista (Formación Profesional – segundo grado).
Ingeniero Técnico (from Escuela de Ingeniero Técnico).
Diplomado / Diplomatura.
English language qualifications:

GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score for Undergraduate of 80 IBT
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 169 with at least 162 in each component ; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE II Distinction or ISE III Pass for undergraduate courses
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests, in some cases, we may also be able to accept the communicator level (B2)
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 51 points in each element for the majority of undergraduate programmes
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.


Year 1

Biological Chemistry
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
Experimental Design and Data Manipulation
The Musculoskeletal System
Introduction to Genetics
Introduction to Microbiology
Human Cell Structure and Function
Human Nutrition
Year 2

Vertebrate Zoology
Medical Microbiology
Human Genetics
Endocrinology, Metabolism and the Renal System
Nutrition and the Alimentary System
Cellular Pathology and Disease Processes
Year 3

Biological Anthropology
Tropical Medicine
Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Clinical and Molecular Immunology
Science Education in Schools
Optional Modules

Scientific Literature Review
The first year of this human biology degree will introduce you to genetics, microbiology, nutrition and physiology, as well as biological chemistry, the musculoskeletal system, experimental design and data manipulation.

You will develop your knowledge in the second year, exploring areas such as vertebrate zoology, animal behaviour and sociobiology, medical microbiology, human genetics, endocrinology, metabolism and the renal system, and nutrition and the alimentary canal.

The final year is your chance to gain specialist knowledge of biological anthropology, tropical medicine, clinical biochemistry and pharmacology, clinical and molecular immunology, and research in an area of your choice.

Learning and teaching methods
You will learn through lectures, tutorials and practical classes. You will typically spend 15 – 20 hours in scheduled classes per week and are expected to spend the same amount of time doing background reading and working on assignments.

Salidas profesionales

This human biology degree provides the scientific basis for a career in a range of scientific fields, including biomedical research, teaching, sports science, healthcare and promotion, or the biotechnology industries. Our emphasis on applied biological knowledge is ideal if you want to progress to postgraduate study.

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