501–600 th
World University Rankings 2020
57 th
University Impact Ranking 2019
61 st
Young University Rankings 2012
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Human Biology and Psychology

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Human Biology and Psychology. On this course, you will integrate understanding of our physiology with the holistic and behavioural approach of psychology. Modules cover topics such as health and disease, social, cognitive and biological psychology and research methods. Human Biology provides a broad understanding of physiology which complements the Psychology programme. You will be challenged with exciting ideas and findings from psychology and human biology. In Psychology, you will deal with social and developmental psychology, cognitive and biological psychology and research methods. A number of modules in Human Biology address issues that relate to our ever changing lifestyles and have a global perspective, that have improved our understanding of health and disease. Human Biology has a multidisciplinary approach supported by input from research and clinical staff and conservation biologists. In your final year you will carry out a research project in each subject under the expert guidance of an academic staff member. Examples include psychological impact of pain, detrimental effects of school bullying, inflammatory responses in vascular pathology, antimicrobial effects of plant derivatives. You’ll benefit from a supportive environment as well as fantastic lab facilities and equipment. You can add a year with an Applied Life Sciences work placement or one year Study Abroad Placement between the second and third years. The psychology modules on this course are accredited by the British Psychological Society, a necessary first step for many professional careers in psychology, such as clinical, counselling, educational, forensic, occupational or sports psychology, and a prerequisite to becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Human Biology graduates combining with Psychology have pursued diverse careers including industry, genetics research, medical statistics, scientific writing, management and sales. Several Human Biology graduates have gone into Medicine. Alternatively this combination makes excellent preparation for postgraduate study in the subjects of Psychology or Human Biology.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-26
  • Location
    Main Site,KeeleUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250