Taught course

Health Sciences

University of Roehampton · Department of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

This is a postgraduate science degree, which means that we assume some level of academic and intellectual competence. We take a small number of students each year, around half of who are recent graduates – usually with a good second-class honours degree (or above) in psychology, biology, or a related degree. The others tend to be mature students, often from health related professions. There is a good mix of backgrounds and this is a field where experience can be very valuable. We do not want to exclude people from non-standard backgrounds. We are willing to discuss levels of equivalence and our expectations, but do understate the amount, or quality, of work that we expect. What we really want are people who will benefit from this level of study and who have the enthusiasm and initiative to want to do something with it.

Months of entry


Course content

This rewarding programme is designed to provide a biological perspective on the nature and study of human behaviour and health with an emphasis on the clinical relevance of contemporary developments in the biological sciences.

Our programme is designed to improve career prospects for health professionals and offers a social context is for the anthropological and psychological issues of health and healthcare. This course covers a broad spectrum of biological approaches from the molecular to ethological studies and presents a diverse range of methods for the study of human behaviour and health.

Information for international students

The level of English required is ACADEMIC IELTS at 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band. See further details at http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate-entry-requirements/

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 8392 3232