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Zoology with a Modern Language (4 Years) [BSc]

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UCAS course code
C303
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

Zoology, the study of animal life, aims to understand the behaviour, structure and evolution of animals, using a wide range of approaches, from genes, to molecular and cellular biology, through physiological processes and anatomy, to whole animals, populations and their ecology.

You will study fundamental concepts in the Life Sciences in the first year before going on to study more specialised Zoology topics in your second and final years. 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 Chinese or Japanese. Field studies form an important part of our teaching and you will attend four field courses (two in the first year, two in the second year), including the possibility of visiting South Africa and Ecuador.

This programme has been accredited by the Society of Biology and is currently the only Zoology 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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