Human Sciences is one of UNIQ’s most diverse and individual courses. Throughout the week you’ll be able to get involved in studying humans at a variety of levels, from societal interactions to the physiology of the body. There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Human Science background, both arts and science subjects lend themselves well to the course especially a mix of two. It is, however, useful to have studied Biology in sixth form.
The course is ideal for anyone who has an interest in the ‘big’ problems facing human populations today and looking for solutions to them from a variety of angles and disciplines. You may never have heard of Human Sciences before, but many find that it provides an interesting alternative to the more ‘traditional’ human-focused subjects of Medicine, Biology, Anthropology, Geography etc.
The UNIQ course is taught through lectures and supplemented by discussion based classes and three museum trips (the Pitt-Rivers Museum of Anthropology, the Museum of Natural History, and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology). Spending a week as a Human Scientist will develop your analytical skills and help you to approach problems from an inter-disciplinary perspective. UNIQ will give you a taste of as much as possible in the time available. The course in recent years has included human ecology, anthropology, human evolution, sociology, physiology, genetics, health and disease.