Your place at Manchester
Congratulations on your offer of a place on a biosciences course at Manchester.
Choose Manchester and you'll benefit from world-class teaching at a time when scientific expertise is of paramount importance.
Your degree will give you great opportunities to both shape your future and make a difference to people’s lives.
6th in the UK for biosciences (QS 2021).
A wide range of UK and overseas placements.
Learning and support
How you will learn
How you learn will depend on the units you take.
From lectures and tutorials to practicals and fieldwork, your course will deliver everything you need in the best format for the topic in question.
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Support on your course
Biosciences at Manchester is an active community that welcomes students from all over the world.
You’ll make friends through biosciences society activities and get support in your studies from older students through our peer-assisted student support scheme.
You’ll have an academic advisor who you can turn to if you ever need support.
Every student is assigned an academic advisor when they arrive. Your academic advisor is the person who will support you throughout your studies.
Our academic advisors provide student support in a number of areas.
- Academic - They will discuss your academic progress with you and offer advice on where and how you can improve your work. They can also provide guidance on course unit choices.
- Pastoral - Your advisor acts as a first point of contact if you are experiencing personal difficulties, such as financial or medical issues. They can signpost you to the correct support services, both at the University and outside.
- Employability - Your advisor will discuss your future career plans with you and provide a reference.
You will get to know your advisor through the regular group tutorial sessions we run in Year 1. You will also have two individual meetings each semester.
These meetings allow you to discuss your academic progress, interests and career aspirations. Together, you will be able to identify any help that you need and set goals.
If you need advice between these organised meetings, you can contact your advisor to arrange a meeting.
We also have a team of Senior Academic Advisors. They are there to support our academic advisors and provide additional support to those students facing challenging times.
Our Senior Academic Advisors can help students to access appropriate support services at the University.
Courses within this subject area
Remind yourself how much your course at Manchester has to offer you.
Follow the relevant link for details about the course you have an offer for:
- Biochemistry BSc
- Biology BSc
- Biology with Science and Society BSc
- Biomedical Sciences BSc
- Biosciences with a Foundation Year
- Biotechnology BSc
- Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology BSc
- Genetics BSc
- Immunology BSc
- Life Sciences BSc
- Medical Biochemistry BSc
- Medical Physiology BSc
- Microbiology BSc
- Molecular Biology BSc
- Neuroscience BSc
- Pharmacology BSc
- Zoology BSc
Related subject areas for joint programmes
Find out more about the complementary subject area for your programme.
If you hold an offer for our Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology programme, you may also want to explore our psychology subject area:
Your next steps
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Connect with other offer holders and current students through our Discord server.
Get to know your fellow Manchester students and ask any questions you may have about the course.