**Please note that Combined Honours degrees at Liverpool Hope University are split 50/50. This means both subjects will be studied equally.** **Biology** Biology is a dynamic and constantly evolving science that has benefited from many recent discoveries made possible through powerful technologies such as genomic analysis, digital imagery and computer generated models. The Biology degree at Liverpool Hope takes a broad approach to studying life on Earth. You will have the **opportunity to study a wide variety of organisms and different environments**, as well as explore a range of biological processes and become proficient in carrying out techniques for investigating them. At Hope, we take a **dynamic and highly practical approach to teaching Biology**. Your learning will concentrate on practical Biology with opportunities to study in the laboratory and during field trips, as well as visits to biological research centres. Our lecturers are enthusiastic and approachable research-active biologists whose experience and expertise facilitates research-informed teaching in contemporary aspects of evolutionary biology, animal behaviour, conservation biology, insect ecology, avian biology, bioinformatics, genomics and stable isotope ecology. The more theoretical and technical themes in Biology are covered during **interactive lectures**, and then investigated during small-group tutorials and workshops. You won’t just learn biological theory, you will become actively engaged in all aspects of the subject. You will be able to **carry out your own research projects**, and will be encouraged to consider the wider impacts of Biology on society and everyday life. **Health & Wellbeing** Recent years have seen widespread recognition of the need to move beyond medicine with a greater emphasis on the promotion of health and wellbeing. New government initiatives and policies are giving this greater priority than ever before. Health and Wellbeing is a **vibrant, multidisciplinary degree in which you will explore a range of issues** and debates relevant to health and wellbeing in contemporary society. The degree draws upon a range of disciplines, including sociology social policy and psychology to understand the key challenges to health and wellbeing in the 21st century. Throughout your studies, you will be considering key questions such as what factors influence health and wellbeing? How do social experiences impact upon health and wellbeing? Why do different social groups experience health and wellbeing differently? Alongside this, you **develop the practical skills necessary for work in the field**, through work on case studies and opportunities for placements and applied research projects within the local community. The degree provides you with the opportunity to develop practical skills, knowledge and insight into a range of issues relating to health and wellbeing in contemporary society. With its **strong emphasis on social justice and welfare**, you will be enabled to develop as critical social scientists who, as a graduate, will be able to use your skills and knowledge to the benefit of your local community and society more broadly.