Biomedical Health and Human Biology Undergraduate Courses

Push the boundaries of medical science with a degree in biomedical health or human biology.

Our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Health is a progressive, challenging course which focuses on the latest advances in medical research aimed at preventing ill health and prolonging life.

Work towards a scientific career with a focus on improving people's health and wellbeing, benefiting from the latest advances in medical research aimed at preventing ill health and prolonging life. 


The internship provided me the essential skills in laboratory-based molecular research. This experience helped me to impress my supervisors at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, where I've collected data for my independent project.

Agata Stodolna
BSc (Hons) Human Biology graduate
No.1in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching and feedback in Biosciences**Guardian University Guide 2020
94%overall student satisfaction - BSc (Hons) Human Biology**National Student Survey 2020
94%of students satisfied with teaching on the course - BSc (Hons) Human Biology**National Student Survey 2020

Specialist facilities

Both courses give you access to high-specification laboratories with modern instrumentation and specialist containment facilities for the growth and manipulation of bacteria and viruses as well as the sequencing and characterisation of DNA.

In your second year, there is the chance to observe a post-mortem examination at Royal Derby Hospital. 

We have also opened a student research laboratory which gives you a dedicated space for your independent study project at the end of your degree.

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Human Science facilities

Study in modern and well-equipped surroundings, including our Class II biological containment suite where you’ll discover how to grow and manipulate bacteria and viruses.

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Professional Experience

Our courses offer an ‘Industrial Placement Year’ giving you the opportunity to enhance your practical skills by putting theory into practice, network in your industry and stand-out in the graduate job market. The placement year takes place in your third year, once completed, you would return to University to complete your final year studies.

What our Biomedical Health and Human Biology graduates do

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

Monica Erdos, Human Biology student

Human Biology: moving towards a career in cancer research

A research internship looking at ovarian cancer helped our Human Biology student Monica Erdos take a big step towards meeting her career goal of working in cancer research.

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Undergraduate Live Online Events

While we’re not able to welcome you in person to our campuses at the moment, we’re not going to let that stop us showing you all the great things about studying at Derby.

We’re currently planning our autumn Open Events to bring you the best possible online and on-campus experience.

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If you don’t have a place at uni, have had a change of heart about your course, or maybe your gap year plans are on hold – don’t worry. Call our Clearing hotline on 01332 592020 and explore your options.

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