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Human Sciences BSc

This bachelors degree offer many career opportunities - our graduates have entered a variety of careers: journalism, nutrition, science communication, management, teaching and finance.

Human Sciences BSc Degree Overview

UCL BSc Human Sciences offers students more choices and flexibility than any other similar programme. We are looking for independent and confident thinkers who not only love science but also have broader interests. There is also a four-year Human Sciences and Evolution MSci degree programme available.

Course benefits

  • The programme offers a wide choice of individual module combinations from life sciences, social and historical sciences and physical sciences. This degree has strong pastoral and academic support. The Human Sciences Tutor and your Personal Tutor are available to consult on structuring your programme.
     
  • In Years 2 and 3, students have the opportunity to choose from all modules across UCL providing them with a chance to study additional areas of interest.
     
  • Students have the opportunity to study abroad in Year 3 at some of the world’s most prestigious universities.
     
  • A student committee organises academic and social events for Human Sciences students, such as a guest speaker series.
     
  • Over the last two years 60% of our students gained a first-class honours degree.
 

Modules

 

Modules - Year 1
SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryANAT0001Introduction to Anatomy and Development15
CompulsoryBIOS0005Introduction to Human Sciences15
CompulsoryBIOL0003Introduction to Genetics15
CompulsoryPHOL0002Introductory Mammalian Physiology15
CompulsoryPSYC0039Introduction to Psychology15
CompulsoryANTH0008Introduction to Biological Anthropology30
    
Optional
Students will need to choose minimum of 0 and maximum of 15 credits
GEOG0007Human Ecology: Geographical Perspectives15
 HPSC0009Revealing Science15
 ANTH0004Introductory Social Anthropology 1 A15
 LANG-ALLLanguage Centre Modules 

 

Modules - Year 2
SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryHPSC0019Human Sciences and Society15
CompulsorySTAT0021Introductory Statistical Methods and Computing15
    
ElectiveGroup 1: minimum of 30 credits must be chosen from modules with codes beginning ANTH, ANAT, ARCL, BIOC, BIOL, BIOS, CELL, NEUR, PHAR, PHOL.  
    
ElectiveGroup 2: minimum of 45 credits and maximum of 60 credits must be chosen from modules with codes beginning ANTH, ANAT, BIOC, BIOL, BIOS, CELL, CIHD, COMP, ECON, GEOG, HIST, HPSC, IEHC, IMMN, INFN, INIM, MATH, MSIN, NEUR, PALS, PHAR, PHIL, PHOL, PLIN, POLS, PSYC, SPSC, STAT.  
    
ElectiveA 15 credit elective module may be chosen from either:
Faculty of Arts & Humanities OR
Science Faculties (any Faculty with 'Sciences' in its title) OR
CLIE (UCL Language Centre).
  

 

Modules - Year 3
SelectionModuleTitleCredit
OptionalANTH0035Human Sciences Seminar Project30
    
ElectiveGroup 1: minimum of 30 credits must be chosen from modules with codes beginning ANTH, ANAT, ARCL, BIOC, BIOL, BIOS, CELL, NEUR, PHAR, PHOL.  
    
ElectiveGroup 2: minimum of 45 credits and maximum of 60 credits must be chosen from modules with codes beginning ANTH, ANAT, BIOC, BIOL, BIOS, CELL, CIHD, COMP, ECON, GEOG, HIST, HPSC, IEHC, IMMN, INFN, INIM, MATH, MSIN, NEUR, PALS, PHAR, PHIL, PHOL, PLIN, POLS, PSYC, SPSC, STAT.  
    
ElectiveA 15 credit elective module may be chosen from either:
Faculty of Arts & Humanities OR
Science Faculties (any Faculty with 'Sciences' in its title) OR
CLIE (UCL Language Centre).
  

 

 

Career Opportunities

The programme aims to provide wide and scientific knowledge of the life of humans. Graduates of the programme will be scientifically literate, numerate and easily able to communicate across a wide range of disciplines.

The Human Sciences BSc teaches a broad range of knowledge across many different subject areas. It is, therefore, no surprise that our graduates have entered a variety of careers: journalism, nutrition, science communication, management, accountancy, teaching and the finance industry.

A number of graduates pursue further studies, including Master's degrees in various fields. Graduates have also gone on to study for qualifications in law and medicine (though the degree is not necessarily intended as a preliminary to them).