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BSc Biotechnology 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 two 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

The exploitation of biological systems has had a major commercial impact over the last decade. Biotechnology will continue to grow in the postgenomic era, in areas ranging from drug discovery, to stem cell research and genetic engineering. As well  as explaining the science behind biotechnology, this course also explains how new start-up biotechnology companies are created, how to explore the market potential of products and processes, how to create business plans and how money is raised from venture capitalists.

Our inclusion of group enterprise projects, which involve close collaboration with entrepreneurs, and an enterprise placement, where you could work for a year in a biotechnology start-up or technology transfer company, provide a wealth of opportunities for you to stand out from other graduates.

Our courses are designed to produce graduates who will have a solid understanding of science, technology and business management, along with the entrepreneurial skills required to exploit technological advances within a competitive environment. This blend of skills will be invaluable to future employers, and provides a springboard for the budding biotechnology entrepreneurs of the future.

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 Admissions Office
+44 (0)161 275 5032
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