Cell Biology (3 Years) [BSc]
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- UCAS course code
- UCAS institution code
- Degree awarded
- BSc (Hons)
- 3 years
- Number of places/applicants
- Data not available.
- 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.
- How to apply
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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.
Cell biologists want to understand how the cells do what they need to do, working from molecules, through whole cells, up to tissues and organs. Cell biology integrates other life sciences, such as biochemistry and molecular biology, to explain the structure and function of cells. It also considers how cell diversity arises and how cells co-operate and communicate with each other in normal tissues and in developing embryos.
Cell biology is one of the major growth areas of life sciences in the post-genomic era and uses new technologies, including cell culture, manipulation of genes, monoclonal antibodies and advanced light and electron microscopy. These developments support the existing and future needs of society in many areas of medicine, including cancer research, the control of autoimmune disease, and the study of birth defects; and in other fields, such as plant biotechnology and environmental monitoring.
You will spend your first year studying fundamental principles before studying more specialised topics in second and final year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 fees pages.
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