Human Biology and Behaviour

Test your curiosity and ask challenging questions like: how do hormones influence our behaviour? What are friends for? What happens when we die? We will give you the skills and confidence to examine evolution, anatomy, psychology, the behaviour of humans, and our living and fossil primate relatives.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Human Biology and Behaviour

Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 year pathway + 3 years degree


Pathways Available

International Foundation Year


Start Dates

January | September

Degree Overview

Answer a variety of compelling questions about sex and reproduction, social systems and whether other primates have a language. Gain academic and practical skills that prepare you for careers in the fields of health, science, education, scientific communication, as well as community and social services, among others.

Shape your degree outside the classroom with extracurricular activities such as open lectures – attracting global figures and our thriving student-led societies.

Venture into a combination of biological anthropology, human biology and psychology. Develop an integrated understanding of how human beings are shaped by, and interact with, their social and physical environments.

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Additional Costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the university over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Access excellent facilities across different departments in the University, including the 3D imaging in the virtual palaeoanthropology lab, human skeletal biology lab, the new micro CT-scanner within the Imaging Centre for Life Sciences, as well as the EEG and Eye-tracking labs.

Learn beyond your lectures with excursions to animal parks, archaeological sites and skeletal collections.

Your Pathways

The IFY will prepare you for the first year of your undergraduate degree. It’s made up of several core and subject-specific modules that will give you a greater understanding of your chosen subject area. The skills you develop through this programme will help you in your chosen degree, in your future career, and in all aspects of life.

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