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Plant Science with a Modern Language (4 Years) [BSc]

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UCAS course code
C201
UCAS institution code
M20
Degree awarded
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 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 Biology and Chemistry at Higher Level.

For degrees with French, German, Spanish or Italian 5 or 6 points in the language must be achieved at Higher Level. 5 points in Japanese at Standard Level, or equivalent, is required for the degree with Japanese. For degrees with Mandarin 5 points is required in a foreign language at Standard Level.

Full entry requirements

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.

Course description

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 and tropical (eg Ecuador) or UK-based field course builds on this in your second year.

The third year of this four year programme is the language placement year, during which students complete a project in a research institution in a country that speaks their chosen language. It is possible to study this programme with French, Spanish, Italian, German, Mandarin or Japanese.

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.

Open days

The University runs several open days per year, in which Life Sciences take part.

Open days

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 ug.lifesciences@manchester.ac.uk

Fees

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.

Additional expenses

Contribution to fieldwork costs

Scholarships/sponsorships

No specific sponsorships are available for this course.

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Faculty of Life Sciences

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Life Sciences
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 5032
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 5456
Email
Website
www.manchester.ac.uk/lifesciences
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