BSc Cell Biology with Industrial/Professional Experience / Overview
Year of entry: 2017
- Degree awarded
- BSc (Hons)
- 4 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 biological and biomedical sciences undergraduate courses at Manchester)
- How to apply
Apply through UCAS .
You should not usually apply for more than one of our biological and biomedical sciences courses. Please contact us for advice if you are planning to do so.
Cell biologists want to understand how the cells do what they need to do, working from molecules, through whole cells, up to tissues and organs. Cell biology integrates other biological sciences, such as biochemistry and molecular biology, to explain the structure and function of cells. It also considers how cell diversity arises and how cells co-operate and communicate with each other in normal tissues and in developing embryos.
Cell biology is one of the major growth areas of biological sciences in the post-genomic era and uses new technologies, including cell culture, manipulation of genes, monoclonal antibodies and advanced light and electron microscopy. These developments support the existing and future needs of society in many areas of medicine, including cancer research, the control of autoimmune disease, and the study of birth defects; and in other fields, such as plant biotechnology and environmental monitoring.
You will spend your first year studying fundamental principles before studying more specialised topics in second and final year. You will spend your third year on a placement with one of our partner organisations in the UK or overseas.
This programme has been accredited by the Society of Biology and is currently the only Cell Biology 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.
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Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2017 will be £9,250 per annum. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £21,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.
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