BSc Plant Science with Industrial/Professional Experience / Overview
Year of entry: 2016
- Degree awarded
- BSc (Hons)
- 4 years
- Typical A-level offer
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
37-33 points overall including 5 or 6 points in two sciences at Higher Level, normally Biology and Chemistry.
- Number of places/applicants
- Data not available.
- How to apply
Apply through UCAS .
You should not usually apply for more than one of the programmes offered by the Faculty of Life Sciences. Please contact us for advice if you are planning to do so.
Plants lie at the base of nearly every food chain on our planet. Directly or indirectly, they provide us with all our dietary requirements and many of our raw materials for industry, clothing and leisure. Many plants are crucially important in biotechnology -providing, for example, vaccines, pharmaceuticals and even plastics. Plants are being looked to as a possible solution to climate change; crops are increasingly being grown to provide biofuels. In this context, plant sciences are more important now than ever before.
Our Plant Science course examines the growth, development and productivity of plants. To understand and exploit these processes, it is necessary to apply a wide range of biological areas, including genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology. We offer a rich combination of seminars and interactive events; field studies are an enjoyable part of our provision. If you enter one of these degree courses, you may attend a field course on the Mediterranean island of Majorca, when the orchids are in bloom in the Easter vacation of your first year.
A tropical (eg Ecuador) or UK-based field course builds on this in your second year, while students doing Plant Science with Industrial or Professional Experience go on a huge variety of placements in their third year of study, including the Millennium Seed Bank, Royal Botanical Gardens (Kew), Ecotron research, agrochemical and organic farming-related research. You will spend your third year on a placement with one of our partner organisations in the UK or overseas, such as the National Botanic Garden of Wales or Royal Botanical Gardens Kew.
This programme has been accredited by the Society of Biology and is currently the only Plant Science course in the country to be recognised in this way. Accreditation is awarded to programmes that demonstrate the highest standards in the biosciences and provide graduates with the skills for academic and industry careers.
The University runs several open days per year, in which Life Sciences take part.
The Faculty of Life Sciences also operates Faculty/campus tours which are available most days. These are with a student ambassador who will can tell you all about the Faculty and life at The University of Manchester. It may also be possible to meet with admissions staff (subject to staff availability). These tours are open to anybody thinking of applying to us for any of the Life Sciences. Family and friends are welcome too.To book, please contact the Faculty of Life Sciences Admissions Office on tel +44 (0)161 275 5032 or email email@example.com
Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2016 will be £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £20,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.
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