**Please note that Combined Honours degrees at Liverpool Hope University are split 50/50. This means both subjects will be studied equally.** **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. **Sociology** Contemporary society is becoming ever more complex and the need to understand how it works is increasingly important. Sociology is the study of how society is organised, how this influences the attitudes and behaviour of individuals and the impact this has on social relationships both within and between societies. Accordingly, sociology is now commonly regarded as an essential discipline for understanding the development of all modern societies. The Sociology degree at Liverpool Hope will help you to **think critically and constructively** about the key questions relating to modern society. Our sociology degree is based around a **core that provides inputs from social theory** and from the comparison of different forms of society. The degree will help you to examine ‘common-sense’ assumptions about the world by exploring the issues that confront society nationally and globally and studying the theories and methods that help to explain and understand these issues. It also examines and evaluates the methods of research which make the study of society possible. The degree enables you to **study a range of additional topics** which cover the whole spectrum of sociological inquiry. Staff are enthusiastic and dedicated and will help you to get the most out of your degree. In line with Liverpool Hope’s commitment to social justice both nationally and internationally, Sociology attempts to **understand social issues and problems** that confront the modern world and, in so doing **challenges received wisdom**.