The Institute of Human Sciences is home to the Human Sciences BA degree course which considers humans as a biological, social and cultural species, and provides a challenging alternative to more traditional undergraduate courses. The degree offers an interdisciplinary academic training that enables students to study humans from the contrasting perspectives of the biological and social sciences and to make connections between them.
Underlying the degree concept is recognition that it is important to build bridges between the various human sciences at a time when advances in genetics, evolutionary biology and the social sciences need to be applied to the problems of a rapidly changing world. Teaching for the degree draws on the experience and expertise of academics from a wide range of disciplines and from a number of departments across the University, including Anthropology, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology and Zoology.