Biological Sciences (Human Biosciences)

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years

Part time: part-time study is possible




Department of Biological and Medical Sciences


On our Biological Sciences (Human Biosciences) degree you will study the biology of humans at a systematic and whole human organism level. Topics include:

  • physiology
  • anatomy
  • biochemistry
  • cell biology
  • neuroscience
  • nutrition
  • genomics.

You will also:

  • work with data from molecular lab techniques
  • handle and analyse genomes
  • use the latest microscopy techniques to explore living cells in our Bioimaging labs
  • develop the skills bioscientists need for this new era of genomics and big data.

We have a reputation for outstanding research work. And the Oxford area is an important centre for the bioscience industry. We have world class research centres like the Nuffield and Churchill hospitals on our doorstep. So you can improve your employability with active engagement in the local bioscience sector.

Specific entry requirements

A Level: Including one A Level or a comparable Level 3 qualification in a science subject (e.g. Physical Education, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Psychology).

If you do not have a background in science, we encourage you to consider our Life Sciences foundation year taught at Abingdon and Witney College.