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BSc Molecular Biology with a Modern Language / 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 Chemistry and one other science, normally Biology 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 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.

Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
C722
UCAS institution code
M20

Course description

Molecular biology is the study of the structure and function of biologically important molecules including DNA, RNA and proteins and the molecular events that govern cell function. Molecular biology underpins much of today's biological research. It overlaps with biochemistry, genetics and cell biology, and the structure of our degree course reflects this.

Over the last decade, recombinant DNA technology has allowed molecular biologists to make enormous advances in our understanding of how fundamental biological processes operate, by analysing, manipulating and controlling genes and proteins. This has culminated in the completion of several large genome projects that are changing the face of modern biology, especially in areas of medicine, agriculture and biotechnology.

We are starting to understand the molecular basis of illnesses such as cancer and inherited diseases, and in some cases, they can be treated using genetic tools. Genetic manipulation in biotechnology enables the manufacture of such valuable products as blood clotting factors, insulin and vaccines. Our course gives you an understanding of these areas and practical experience in experimental approaches used in the laboratory.

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. Accreditation is awarded to programmes that demonstrate the highest standards in the biosciences and provide graduates with the skills for academic and industry careers.

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
http://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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