Human SciencesThese values are at the forefront of everything we do.
The Division of Human Sciences brings together the dynamic areas of Bioscience, Forensic Science and Sports Science. Studying with us in any of these areas will give you the opportunity to benefit from research-informed teaching and to experience our top quality laboratory facilities. Throughout your studies, you will be developing your techniques of scientific analysis along with increasing your awareness of relevant social and ethical implications, preparing you for the world of work.
Choose your direction
We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in biological sciences, forensic science and sports science. PhD research degree programmes are available and are supported by a supervisor, an expert in the field.
This two day course is designed to train you to deal with emergency situations in the workplace. Accredited by Highfields.View course
This is a unique and innovative multifaceted programme designed for students wishing to pursue careers in laboratory-based biomedical research, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, or in Science policy, and regulatory professional bodies, as well as for students wishing to study medicine after graduation.View course
A broad bioscience degree course that allows you to specialise later in the degree with modules focused on biochemistry, human biology, microbiology and environmental science. Offered full-time and sandwich basis.View course
Accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, this degree is focused on applying scientific techniques to the investigation of crime. Offered on a full-time basis.View course
Accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals, this popular sports course is focused on the science of exercise, training, rehabilitation, injury prevention and athletic performance. Offered full-time.View course
This degree programme in sports coaching and analysis is specifically designed for students looking for a degree that will help them to develop the skill knowledge and competencies to become a sports coach. It will develop the students' knowledge of the theoretical subjects that underpin high quality coaching and also develop high level skills in the analysis of sports. Offered full-time.View course
Not to be confused with a Foundation degree, this Applied Sciences qualification is designed for the mature applicant. It offers a route into science professions for those who have not followed the traditional route of A Levels.View course
Applied Science MRes is aimed at those that wish to gain a Masters degree by research in an applied aspect connected to physical and/or biological sciences. Offered full-time and part-time.View course
A member of staff, expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. Offered full-time and part-time.View course
The MSc in Human Performance Science is delivered by staff internationally recognised for their involvement in sports practice and their contributions to research and teaching. The course is aligned to the personal accreditation requirements of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) and empowers students to develop a specialist area of knowledge within the sport and exercise sector.View course
We have a wide variety of laboratories, which offer you an extensive experience of scientific investigation and analysis. Whether you are studying Biosciences, Forensics or Sports, from day one you will be able to access the latest equipment and expertise.
Virtual Tour - Human Performance area
Take a tour through our Human Performance area, with specialist biomechanics, physiology and gait analysis laboratories, grows in reputation year on year.
The University's purpose-built biochemistry laboratory is equipped with facilities for carrying out a wide range of chemical and biological tests. Our forensic laboratories feature the latest analytical equipment, including electron microscopy and inductively-coupled plasma spectrometry - ICPMS. Students can also carry out detailed DNA testing – the strong links we have with the London Fire Brigade provide analysis opportunities in many real-world situations.
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Mario's areas of teaching are: Sport Coaching and Analysis, Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Pedagogy and Coaching Methodologies. His research interests are in sports coaching, coach behaviours, coach expertise, coach education, learning and professional development.
Rita is a Senior Lecturer for BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science. Background in human movement science and psychology, focusing on developmental disorders of coordination, embodied cognition, driving, and performance optimisation.
Dr Nadia Gaoua is an Associate Professor in Sport Psychology and a member of the Sport & Exercise Science Research Centre. Her main research interest focuses on the impart of different environmental conditions (heat, cold, altitude) on human performance and health.
Steve Hunter is an Associate Professor in the Division of Human Science, School of Applied Science. He is currently the Head of Division of Human Sciences. His specialist subject area is Exercise Physiology. He has over 30 years experience teaching and learning on Sport and Exercise Science degree programmes. His research interests are: Exercise, health & wellbeing; Strength and conditioning; Athlete testing evaluation and training.
Kiros is Professor of Ageing and Exercise Science at the School of Applied Sciences and his main research interest is focused on the plasticity of the musculoskeletal system in response to exercise.
Katya's main research focuses on the neurophysiology of movement with particular emphasis on the neuromuscular and cardiovascular effects of physical activity and agents, as well as on electrophysiological signal processing.
Sophie Park specialises in biological evidence with interests in the transfer and persistence of trace levels of DNA and DNA profiling.
Clive has been teaching at LSBU for over 35 years. He started his teaching career by teaching reactor engineering and safety on the BEng degree in Chemical Engineering and working as a member of the Explosion and Fire research group.
Miguel is a nutritional neuroscience practitioner/researcher with a longstanding background in the development of real world/consumer applications of microbiome science and technology.