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The Anatomy, Developmental & Human Biology BSc degree programme offers you an opportunity to explore and integrate the biological and behavioural sciences and learn how they contribute to our understanding of the evolution, structure, function, development and behaviour of our species.
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UCAS code B150
Duration Three years
Study mode Full-time
Course type Single honours
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
Department Department of Anatomy
Chemistry and Biology
Physics and Maths
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements
General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.
Access to HE Diploma: Access to Science (or similar) with 45 Level 3 credits. 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Level 3 study must include Chemistry and Biology. Level 3 study of Maths or Physics also preferred.Cambridge Pre-U3 Pre-U: Principal Subjects with grades of D3 D3 M2 including Chemistry and Biology. Maths or Physics also preferred.BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDD with twelve Distinctions in Applied Science and one A level in either Chemistry or Biology at grade B. Alternatively, DDM with eleven Distinctions in Applied Science and one A level in either Chemistry or Biology at grade A.
Note: The BTEC in Applied Sciences should cover topics not already covered by the A level. For example, if offering A level Chemistry, the BTEC in Applied Science should cover subjects other than Chemistry.
Note: BTEC science subjects considered include Applied Science, Applied Pharmaceutical Science, Applied Biology, Applied Chemistry and Applied Physics. Applied Biology or Applied Chemistry can be considered instead of an A Level in these subjects however if the same subject is studied at both A Level and BTEC they will not be considered as two separate qualifications. For example, BTEC Applied Chemistry and Chemistry A level will not be counted as two separate subjects, a further two A Levels/BTEC subjects would be required.
Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAABB at Higher, and AB at Advanced Higher in Chemistry and Biology.
International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 to include HL Chemistry and Biology. Preferred other subjects: Maths, Physics. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
Scholastic activities: We hope to attract applicants who participate in any scholastic activity, e.g. general reading, debating, theological interests etc.Community activities: We hope to attract applicants who have participated in school, college or community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment.General: We hope to attract applicants who have varied extra-curricular interests and enjoy active participation in areas such as sport, music and the arts in general. Any participation is valued and any achievement in extra-curricula activities will be particularly recognised. King’s aspires to attract applicants who will continue with their personal interests and contribute to the vitality of the College community.Interviewing
Are interviews offered? Yes. Are all applicants interviewed? No. We only interview applicants if we feel the need to gather more information about their educational background and how it has prepared them for study at King’s.Are all those made an offer interviewed? No. The majority of admissions decisions are made on the basis of information provided on the UCAS form. What form does it take? Interviews last between 20 and 30 minutes and are Chaired by the Admissions Tutor and one other member of academic staff. What is considered at interview? Your personal statement and academic performance to date will be explored.
We welcome applications from students with A-levels or equivalent qualifications from the UK, EU and other countries. Before you apply, you may wish to attend a pre-application open day, usually held in July. All applicants who receive an offer from us will have an opportunity to visit the School, either for interview or at a post-offer open day. These events take place between January and April and give you the opportunity to ask questions about studying at King’s. If you would like a personal discussion with a staff member about your career aspirations and interests in biomedical science, please contact the Health Schools Admissions Centre in advance to make an appointment.
Application deadline: January 15th 2017
Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.
King's is one of the few universities offering an Anatomy, Developmental & Human Biology BSc. The programme provides an opportunity for students to explore and to integrate the anatomy of the body with cutting edge research in embryological research, evolution and human biology. Through this our students appreciate how human structure and function are a product of biological mechanisms that are being actively explored in rapidly advancing interlinked fields of scientific investigation.
This programme forms part of the suite of ‘Common Year one’ programmes within the School of Bioscience Education. These comprise: Anatomy, Development & Human Biology; Biochemistry; Biomedical Science; Medical Physiology; Molecular Genetics, Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Pharmacology & Molecular Genetics. Having successfully completed year one, students can change to any other programme within this suite. Students can also apply to transfer to one of our 4 Year MSci programmes: Biochemistry MSci; Human Physiology MSci; Neuroscience MSci; Pharmacology MSci; Integrated Pharmacology and Physiology for Research MSci.
In the final year there is an opportunity to carry out advanced experimental laboratory work in areas such as developmental biology, cell biology, neuroscience or reproductive neuroendocrinology.
Teaching takes place in lectures, seminars and tutorials and through practical laboratory work. The emphasis gradually shifts from supported learning and help in adjusting to university life towards self-directed learning.
To see a breakdown of the time spent in lectures, seminars or similar for this course, and the methods students are assessed by, please visit the Unistats website.
The study time and assessment methods detailed on the Unistats website are typical and give a good indication of what to expect, however overall teaching and assessment methods vary by module. Our students have access to a module database at the beginning of each year which details the teaching and assessment methods for each module.
Faculty teaching staff generally have a minimum PhD qualification. Postgraduate research students studying towards a PhD in a relevant discipline will on occasions assist in the delivery of teaching sessions, for example by acting as demonstrators in practical classes or leading revision tutorial sessions.
This programme conforms to the Higher Education Credit Framework for England. During an academic year students will study 120 credits, equating to 1200 notional hours of learning.
Core teaching takes place at Guy’s and Waterloo campuses. Depending on optional modules chosen, teaching may also take place at other London campuses of the university.
The School of Bioscience Education offers students unrivalled education resources, including modern, well-funded teaching facilities. You can read more about specialist facilities on the School of Bioscience Education webpages.
For information on university-wide facilities, such as libraries and student services, on our Facilities & Support webpages.
Graduates from the School of Bioscience Education are equipped with a variety of transferable skills including data gathering, analysis and interpretation, presentation skills and teamwork. Our graduates are well-qualified to undertake a wide range of careers or training for a higher degree such as an MSc or PhD.
Further careers information for prospective students is available on our Careers & Employability webpages.
Recent graduates have found employment as:
Further study has included:
MSc, MRes and PhD courses in subjects including pharmaceutical sciences, cardiovascular pharmacology and biomedical research
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Full time tuition fees - Home/EU
£9,000 p.a. (2016/17)*
Full time tuition fees - Overseas
£21,750 p.a. (2016/17)**
For further undergraduate funding information, please visit our fees and funding webpages.
*This tuition fee may be subject to annual increases.
**This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.
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****There is a small rental charge and deposit for the (optional) hire of a human skeleton in years 2 and 3.
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