BSc Biology with Science & Society / Overview
Year of entry: 2017
- Degree awarded
- BSc (Hons)
- 3 years
- Typical A-level offer
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
37-32 points overall including 5 or 6 points in two sciences at Higher Level, normally Biology and Chemistry.
- Number of places/applicants
650/4500 (Overall data for undergraduate courses in the School of Biological Sciences)
- 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.
Do you want to see biological 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 biological 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.
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.
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.
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.
The University runs several open days per year, in which Biological Sciences take part.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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