**Please note that Combined Honours degrees at Liverpool Hope University are split 50/50. This means both subjects will be studied equally.** **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. **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.