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BSc Cell Biology with a Modern Language / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Typical A-level offer
Grades AAA-ABB.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

37-32 points overall including 5 or 6 points in Biology and Chemistry at Higher Level.

For degrees with French, German, Spanish or Italian 5 or 6 points in the language must be achieved at Higher Level. For degrees with Mandarin or Japanese 5 points is required in a foreign language at Standard Level.

Full entry requirements

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.

Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
C132
UCAS institution code
M20

Course description

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. The third year of this four year programme is the language placement year, during which students complete a project in a research institution in a country that speaks their chosen language. It is possible to study this programme with French, Spanish, Italian, German, Mandarin or Japanese.

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.

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.

Scholarships/sponsorships

No specific sponsorships are available for this course.

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
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