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This course comprises a core of biology with an additional emphasis on the study of topics central to human health and wellbeing, such as nutrition, exercise science and physiology, and psychology. These themes are developed together throughout the course, with some flexibility in course structure and design, according to your interests or career aspirations.

Teaching and Learning

The requisite competencies in this course are developed through lectures, tutorials, coursework (assignments, individual projects, group projects, essays, reports, presentations, posters and dissertation) self-study and the research project. The laboratory based practical components of the course (structured classes and research project) serve to reinforce the development of subject-specific skills. Approaches to teaching and learning are reviewed annually and developed appropriately in response to feedback from students, staff, external examiners and examination results etc.

The course aims are: provide students with knowledge and subject-specific skills in the biological sciences and related disciplines relevant to human health • provide students with a sufficiently broad range of fundamental principles in the underpinning disciplines that they can apply current knowledge and recent developments in an innovative way within a health context • allow students to maximise their academic and professional potential by developing their transferable skills e.g. in team-working, communication, presentation and IT, alongside subject–specific skills • produce high quality graduates with the understanding, knowledge, skills and personal qualities required to undertake a wide range of careers within the scientific or other employment sectors.


The assessment policy for the course incorporates a range of assessment types. Formative tests and other assignments are scheduled to provide feedback on performance and are used to inform further development. Coursework (continuous assessment) during modules and summative assessment at the conclusion of modules both contribute to the overall assessment and are used to measure the achievement in specified learning outcomes.

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Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (4 )

Costos de estudio
£19.400,00 (US$ 23.938) por año
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Fecha de inicio

14 Septiembre 2020


Edinburgh Campus



Edinburgh, City Of,

EH14 4AS, Scotland

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Students need to have a completed High School Diploma with a combined SAT I score of 1800 (with no less than 550 in each section) if taken before March 2016, or a score of 1250 (with no less than 550 in each section) if taken in March 2016 or after. We will be happy to accept an ACT score of 26 (or above) in place of the SAT I test. We also require 1 from the following alongside the SAT I or ACT: 2 individual SAT II subject tests of 600 or above making a total score of 1200 or above (out of a possible 2400 for the new SAT test, which includes a writing test); or minimum of 2 AP subjects at a minimum of Grade 4 (or as equivalent to the published UCAS tariff points). In Year 2 entry SAT I score of 1800 (minimum of 600 in each section) if taken before March 2016, or a score of 1200 (with no less than 600 in each section) if taken in March 2016 or after, a completed High School Diploma plus 1 from the following: a score of 600+ in at least 3 SAT II subjects; or at least three “Group A” AP subjects at a minimum of Grade 4 (or as equivalent to the published UCAS tariff points); or a combination of APs at Grade 4 minimum and SAT IIs at 600+ in at least 3 different subjects. In exceptional circumstances, we will consider a minimum score of 30 in the ACT as an alternative to SAT I.

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