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BSc Cell Biology / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
BSc (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Typical A-level offer

Grades AAA-ABB.

Typical International Baccalaureate offer
37-32 points overall including 5 or 6 points in two sciences at Higher Level, normally Biology and Chemistry.

Full entry requirements

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 the biological and biomedical sciences courses offered by The University of Manchester. Please contact us for advice if you are planning to do so.

Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
C130
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.

Open days

The University runs several open days per year.

Open days

We also operate campus tours, which are available most days. These are with a student ambassador who can tell you all about 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 and biomedical sciences. Family and friends are welcome too.

To book, please contact the Admissions Office on tel +44 (0)161 275 5032 or email ug.biosciences@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 Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 5032
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 5456
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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