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BSc Biology with Science and Society with Industrial/Professional Experience / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
4 years
Typical A-level offer
Grades AAA-ABB
Typical International Baccalaureate offer
37 - 33 points overall including 5 or 6 points in 2 sciences at Higher Level, normally Biology and Chemistry.

Full entry requirements

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.

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Course description

Do you want to see the life sciences as part of society? This course is designed for students who want a broad biological course, but who also wish to set the biosciences in their contemporary social context. It offers you a wide range of training from staff at our world-renowned Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine . Specialist areas of staff include the critical history and social implications of genetics, evolutionary theory, biomedical sciences and modern medical practice. You will explore the changing social, ethical and political dimension of life sciences, while also developing research, writing and communication skills. If you like science, but you also like humanities and social studies, this is the course for you.

The third year of this four year programme is the placement year, during which students work in an organisation in the UK or abroad. The University assists students in finding placements.

This course provides transferable skills in reading, research, writing, analysis and presentation and is therefore an excellent basis for non-laboratory-based science careers such as management, museum work, science communication or science policy work. Both our science media projects, where you produce a portfolio of communication materials that could include a scientific article or a podcast, and our science communication placements, where you could spend a year working in an organisation that communicates science (such as a medical writing company or a museum), provide a wealth of opportunities for you to stand out from other graduates in this field.

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


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.


No specific sponsorships are available for this course.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Life Sciences
Contact name
Faculty of Life Sciences
+44 (0)161 275 5032
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