**Please note that Combined Honours degrees at Liverpool Hope University are split 50/50. This means both subjects will be studied equally.** **Dance** Dance can be described as a fluid art form. It is constantly changing, exposed to different cultural contexts, bodily histories and physical disciplines, as well as being influenced by political and social movements. This degree aims to *explore dance as a living social practice and dynamic art form, considering how dance throughout both eastern and western cultures has been cultivated through traditional training practices as well as more contemporary cultural influences. Dance at Liverpool Hope looks at the bodies, techniques, performances and histories that make up dance practice today both from an embedded perspective - as a source for developing material - and from a reflective position, combining both theoretical and practical approaches to learning. The **dance team are all professional practitioners and active researchers** whose specialist skills map into the diverse areas of site-specific choreography, multicultural dance and somatic practice. During your studies, you will have the **opportunity to work alongside professional visiting choreographers and dance artists**, performing at our Capstone Theatre for public audiences as well as developing a consistent studio practice through one to one and group seminars and regular dance classes and workshops. Here at Liverpool Hope we actively encourage students to consider their art form as an ethical and embodied practice, where dance can reflect some of the social and cultural concerns of our day. **Human Biology** Human Biology is a fast-moving branch of science that includes the study of the human body and the changes that occur in disease. The Human Biology degree at Liverpool Hope is an **intellectually challenging academic experience based upon current research in specialist areas**. The curriculum includes the foundation disciplines of anatomy, cellular biology, physiology and metabolism embedded within the study of health and disease states. You will consider not only how the human body works, but also how humans interact with the world around them and how this in turn influences our health, behaviour and development. The degree is delivered by a highly committed team of **research-active academic staff** who are enthusiastic about both the subject and the quality of your student experience. Practical work is core to the degree, and in each year of study, you will find yourself working alongside other students to collect and make judgements about a complex set of biological data. Throughout your degree, you **work in a traditional science laboratories**, and you also benefit from our exercise physiology laboratories. Human Biology **provides students with the opportunity to develop as scientists** who value their role within the academic community at Hope and who, as graduates, are prepared to use their skills and knowledge in order to be of benefit to society. As a Liverpool Hope Human Biology graduate, you will have a well-developed sense of ethical judgement to complement your scientific skills and knowledge, so that you play an active and positive role in society.