Health Sciences

With a range of first class facilities our Health Sciences courses will really prepare you for building a career in these exciting and practical areas of healthcare.

Health Sciences courses

Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

UCAS course code: 7Y63   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

If you enjoy human biology and understanding how the body works in both healthy and disease conditions, Biomedical Science is an excellent degree choice for you. There is an emphasis for our students to demonstrate competency in laboratory techniques and apply their knowledge to real life situations. Key to this approach is our use of frequent and applied supported learning opportunities to develop theoretical, analytical and practical skills.


Biomedical Science (with placement) BSc (Hons)

If you enjoy human biology and understanding how the body works in both healthy and disease conditions, Biomedical Science is an excellent degree choice for you. There is an emphasis for our students to demonstrate competency in laboratory techniques and apply their knowledge to real life situations.  Key to this approach is our use of frequent and applied supported learning opportunities to develop theoretical, analytical and practical skills.


Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)

UCAS course code: B930   Duration: 3 years full-time

As an occupational therapist you will recognise the dynamic relationship between occupation, health and wellbeing. The aim of occupational therapy is to help people engage in those occupations which they need or want to do, and enable them to lead personally fulfilling and healthy lives.  


Physiotherapy BHSc (Hons)

UCAS course code: B160   Duration: 3 years full-time

At York St John, you will be taught by a dynamic teaching team of health professionals with a diverse range of expertise and interests. Our students have a host of different past experiences which they are encouraged to reflect upon as part of their learning. You will complete a number of practice placements throughout the programme, allowing you to work with patients in real settings under the close supervision of qualified clinicians.


Biology BSc (Hons)*

UCAS course code: C100   Duration: 3 years full-time | part-time options available on request

Biology is amongst the fastest developing areas of science, one that can lead graduates into a wide range of careers in health, industry and research.   This course focusses upon human aspects of biology, progressing from key aspects of human form and function into a detailed analysis of disease, embryology and immunity.


Biochemistry BSc (Hons)*

UCAS course code: C700   Duration: 3 years full-time | part-time options available on request

The rapid development of Biochemistry now gives us unparalleled insight into the normal functioning of biological systems and the root cause of many diseases. This degree will offer a comprehensive and interdisciplinary perspective on the biochemistry of life in its broadest sense.


Nutrition BSc (Hons)*

UCAS course code: B400   Duration: 3 years full-time | part-time options available on request

Nutrition represents one of the most significant challenges for science and human society. In many industrialised countries and fast-growing economies, obesity and its consequences are major challenges to health, whilst at the same time, anorexia is a major theme in mental illness and UNICEF estimates that undernutrition contributes to half of the deaths reported in children less than 5 years of age. Understanding human nutrition is fundamental to addressing and solving these pressing issues.     


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