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BSc Biomedical Sciences with a Modern Language / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
BSc (Hons)
48 Months. [Full-Time]
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 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.

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Course description

Biomedical science is the application of biology-based science to medical use, be it research, health monitoring, or treatment. Improvements in healthcare continue to be driven by dramatic advances in the basic biosciences.

These degree courses offer you a broad, up-to-date training in a wide range of medically related disciplines, including physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, cell biology, microbiology, anatomy and histology, genetics, biochemistry, immunology and more.

The courses offer you flexibility and has a strong practical component, providing a sound basis for a career at the forefront of medical research.

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, Japanese or Mandarin.

This programme has been accredited by the Society of Biology and is currently the only Biomedical Sciences 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.

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


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2017 will be £9,250, subject to government regulations on fee increases. 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.


No specific sponsorships are available for this course.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 275 5032
+44 (0)161 275 5456
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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