Anatomy and Human Biology BSc (Hons) Add to your prospectus

  • Offers study abroad opportunities Offers study abroad opportunities
  • Opportunity to study for a year in China Offers a Year in China

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: B110
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAB / IB : 34 / BTEC : DDD in relevant diploma
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This is a practical, hands-on degree in Anatomy that allows you to combine a programme that includes cadaveric dissection with modules from medical and biological sciences.

This degree will suit you if you want a thorough understanding of the structure and function of the human body. Our students are well prepared to compete for graduate entry into Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dental Sciences, Diagnostic Radiography and Physiotherapy, for higher degrees, and for careers in biological and medical science, archaeology, forensic science, palaeontology, sports science and teaching.

Programme in detail

Each year includes dissection of the human body, working in groups of about seven (subject to the availability of prepared cadavers) guided by a series of related lectures and practical sessions in the Human Anatomy Resource Centre.

Lectures are given by top scientists in fields such as human evolution, vertebrate morphology, stem cell and developmental biology, musculoskeletal biology and cardiovascular biology. This is supported with topics that include physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience and practical skills.

Year Three includes the opportunity for a practical research project in one of the internationally renowned research groups working within the research institutes that support the teaching on the degree programme.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

367 Year One undergraduates in 2016

UK league tables

92% are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Report 2014/15)

National Student Survey

• 93% average satisfaction for our programmes (National Student Survey 2016)
• 95% or higher overall satisfaction for Anatomy and Human Biology, Bioveterinary Science, Human Physiology, Pharmacology (National Student Survey 2016)

Why this subject?

Shape your study with real flexibility and choice

You’ll study in one of the largest Schools of Life Science in the UK drawing on over 100 years of teaching and research experience, meaning you can shape your studies by choosing modules from across the entire spectrum of the life sciences; a breadth of choice unique in the UK. You’ll also enjoy links to our Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science, and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Enjoy excellent career prospects

You’ll benefit from our excellent international reputation for research in growth areas such as the biotechnology, post-genomic and pharmaceutical industries. 92% of our recent graduates were employed or in further study six months after graduation.

Strengthen your employability through overseas study

Give your future employability a further boost by choosing to study or take part in field courses abroad. Our networks stretch as far afield as Uganda, Thailand and China.

Work in leading-edge facilities

Life science is at the leading-edge of science, so our facilities are too. Over £30 million has recently been invested in the School’s facilities, such as our Biology Teaching Centre, the state-of-the-art Biosciences Building, the Biomedical Sciences Building and the Human Anatomy Resource Centre. This ensures your studies are fully supported by the very best in teaching and research equipment.