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Life Sciences with a Foundation Year / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
Foundation Course
Duration
1 (as part of 4/5 yr integrated degree programme)
Typical A-level offer
Students are accepted from a wide range of backgrounds. Each application is considered individually.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer
See GCE A-level requirements.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

You should not usually apply for more than one of the programmes offered by the School of Biological Sciences. Please contact us for advice if you are planning to do so.

Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
C900
UCAS institution code
M20

Course description

The Foundation Year is designed for applicants who do not have the appropriate entry qualifications for our Biological Sciences courses, for example, those that have studied arts, languages or social sciences at A Level or are returning to study after a period away from it.

The year includes common core units in biology, chemistry and mathematics. Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, students have a guaranteed place on the first year of any of the Schools' undergraduate degree programmes.

The majority of the Foundation Year is taught by experienced staff at Xaverian College and there is also a complementary programme of tutorials, seminars and laboratory practicals at the main University campus.

NB: Due to a change in the organisational structure of the University, this course as of August 2016 this course will be in the new School of Biological Sciences within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. In the interim period, you will be redirected to the current Faculty of Life Sciences webpages for further details on this course.

Open days

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

Open days

The School of Biological Sciences also operates School/campus tours which are available most days. These are with a student ambassador who will can tell you all about the School 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 Biological Sciences. Family and friends are welcome too.To book, please contact the School of Biological Sciences Admissions Office on tel +44 (0)161 275 5032 or email ug.lifesciences@manchester.ac.uk

Fees

Fees for entry in 2017 have not yet been set. For entry in 2016 the tuition fees were £9,000 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2017 entry.

Contact details

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

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