Human Biology and Infectious Diseases
School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Biology and Zoology
UCAS Code: BC15
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
Four years full-time with placement year
Up to six years part-time
UK - £9250 per year
Part-time - Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.
International - £14,400
- Extensive opportunities for work placements in local hospitals and research labs
- Brings together human aspects of bioscience with applied aspects of health sciences or knowledge of infectious diseases
- Leads to careers in public health, international health and the pharmaceutical and food industries
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
This course focuses on human biology and the pathology, transmissions and epidemiology of infectious diseases affecting humans and animals. This is one of the few courses available outside medicine that combines aspects of human physiology, immunology and infectious diseases.
You will gain a systematic understanding of the key aspects of human biology and infectious diseases, within a supportive environment with excellent facilities.
In addition to studying a core Biology curriculum, you will study specialist modules such as Pathophysiology and Veterinary and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
This course focuses on human biology and the pathology, transmissions and epidemiology of infectious diseases affecting humans and animals. This is one of the few courses available outside medicine that combines aspects of human human physiology, immunology and infectious diseases.
- critical evaluation of research-based literature
- understanding experimental techniques and design
- data interpretation, analysis and presentation
- dissertation writing and presentation
In year 3 there are a tailored set of modules appropriate to the degree plus the inclusion of a detailed project in the area of Human Biology and Infectious Disease. You can undertake a lab-based research project for 40 credits, your core module and three optional modules from the list below, or take a literature or data analysis project worth 20 credits, your core module, plus four optional modules from the list below. A key feature of this year is the inclusion of tutorial based Professional Skills within the project to enhance your employability
If you are studying part-time, you select two to four modules from each year of study, completing the rest of the modules for the year in the following year. This leads to a maximum six-year duration for a part-time degree. If studying part-time you do not have the placement option.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.