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BSc Biotechnology with Industrial/Professional Experience / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Duration
4 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 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
C561
UCAS institution code
M20

Course description

The exploitation of biological systems has had a major commercial impact over the last decade. Biotechnology will continue to grow in the postgenomic era, in areas ranging from drug discovery, to stem cell research and genetic engineering. As well  as explaining the science behind biotechnology, this course also explains how new start-up biotechnology companies are created, how to explore the market potential of products and processes, how to create business plans and how money is raised from venture capitalists.

Our inclusion of group enterprise projects, which involve close collaboration with entrepreneurs, and an enterprise placement, where you could work for a year in a biotechnology start-up or technology transfer company, provide a wealth of opportunities for you to stand out from other graduates.

Our courses are designed to produce graduates who will have a solid understanding of science, technology and business management, along with the entrepreneurial skills required to exploit technological advances within a competitive environment. This blend of skills will be invaluable to future employers, and provides a springboard for the budding biotechnology entrepreneurs of the future.

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. 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
Contact name
Faculty of Life Sciences Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 5032
Email
Website
http://www.ls.manchester.ac.uk
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