What will I learn?

Do you want to know more about humans – How we evolved? How we have sex and reproduce? Our anatomy and physiology? What our skeletons record about our lives? How our hormones influence our decision-making? Why we’re obsessed with status? What happens when we die? Why we are so social and cooperative? As a Human Biology and Behaviour student at Kent you can study human evolution, physiology and anatomy, the psychology and behaviour of humans and non-human primates, skeletal biology and functional anatomy, and forensic anthropology. This unique and exciting course brings together biology anthropology and psychology to explores what it means to be human, equipping you with a suite of transferable skills and advanced training in scientific research methods that prepares you to be strongly competitive for employment opportunities or for further study.Typical questions you may explore include: Why is sex enjoyable? Why is there skin colour variation in humans? Can we detect human ovulation? How is behaviour dependent on anatomy? Where and how did humans evolve? Do monkeys have language? What are friends for (and why do we sometimes fall out with them)? How does your nervous system work? How does disease affect the body? What parallels can we draw between the biology (and psychology) of humans and that of apes and monkeys? How does our social environment impact our behaviour? Do ‘natural-born athletes’ really exist? How can we tell a person’s age at death just from their bones? When and where did Neanderthals and humans interbreed?

Which department am I in?

School of Anthropology and Conservation

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£21,200.00 (US$ 28,734) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

17 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Recruitment and Admissions Office, The Registry,,

Darwin Road,

Canterbury,

Kent,

CT2 7NZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For entry to a Kent undergraduate degree programme, US students typically need to have: A High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum final GPA of 3.2/4.0. PLUS one of the following: SAT with a score of between 1290 – 1380 depending on the subject you are applying for OR ACT with a score of between 27-29 depending on the subject you are applying for OR 3 SAT Subject Tests with scores of between 600-700 depending on the subject you are applying for OR 2 Advanced Placement (AP) tests with scores of between 4-5 depending on the subject you are applying for. Applicants will also be considered with the following: A combination of SAT Subject Tests and Advanced Placement (AP) tests; An Associate Degree with a GPA of at least 3.2/4.0; 1 or 2 years of a US Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.2/4.0; International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificates as per standard University of Kent requirements; College-level classes/honors classes on a case-by-case basis. Students who have completed 2-3 years of a Bachelor’s degree in the US with a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0 may be considered for 2nd year entry to a Kent undergraduate programme provided they have taken sufficient classes in their major. Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in R&W; 5.5 in S&L).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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