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The Human Biology degree provides students with a coherent, integrated and flexible programme of study that will prepare for careers in the Field of Human Biosciences.
Human Biology is a large and richly varied subject and this variety combined with the modular nature of this degree allows students to create a challenging degree programme that reflects their interests and needs. There is a large choice of modules from a wide range of subject areas. Biology of humans is studied at a systematic and whole human organism level with a Physiology core and choices from different specialisms such as psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, molecular biology, microbiology, disease and cancer, immunology, exercise and nutrition. Oxford Brookes Human Biology students can either take a broad approach, based on the principles and methods of different aspects of biology, or focus on a narrower range of modules with a view to becoming a specialist. The flexible nature of this course allows the creation of a degree that reflects individuals needs and evolves as their interests develop.
The new timetable for the academic year 2018-2019 is being finalised. It is anticipated that attendance will be for a full timetable across the weekdays.
The Pathways page gives the routes through the BSc Human Biology listing the modules for each pathway. Modules are taught by lectures. Lectures are in three hour slots, once a week for each module (going across both semesters for a double module). Some modules also have practicals which run only in certain weeks of the semester.
Small group discussions led by student guiders
Student Support Coordinator talk - Mel Williamson and Jeannie Fawcitt
G1.17, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus
10.00 - 11.00
12.30 - 13.30
14.00 - 16.00
To be notified at subject meeting
11.30 - 13.30
In stage 2 of the Human Biology degree there is the option of taking a ‘Work Experience’ module. This is a work-based, supervised learning experience, in which you will spend at least 115 hours in a working environment that is relevant to your future career path. Students have worked in research labs, hospital units, bioscience industry, or within biosciences teaching. In addition to the work experience module, Human Biology students have the option of taking an additional work experience year making their degree a 4 year sandwich degree.