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BSc Biology at The University of Manchester
BSc Biology
Explore the field of biology to find your own areas of interest through our wide-ranging, flexible course.

BSc Biology / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

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

AAA-ABB (including specific subjects)

Typical International Baccalaureate offer

37-32 points overall with 6,6,6 to 6,5,5 at Higher Level including two sciences, 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 .

Course overview

Sarah Dick - BSc Biology

"I loved the freedom I had to study anything I liked across Biology. Year 1 was very broad, then I began to focus on my favourite topics, while choosing extra units that caught my interest and taking a wider look at biology and society through tutorials.

"Having the opportunity to choose the Research Skills unit in Year 2 was great. I chose to go on the field course to Costa Rica - it's the best thing I've done!"

Sarah Dick / 2016 graduate
  • Study at a university that is 6th in the UK for the biological sciences, according to the QS World University Rankings 2017.
  • Delve into the subjects that interest you, from bacteria to plants and animals, and from the molecular level to whole ecosystems.
  • Go on a  field course  in Europe, Africa or Central America to see plants and animals in their natural habitat.
  • Improve your employability by taking this course with an integrated master's year, industrial/professional experience or a modern language.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

We also operate campus tours where a student ambassador will tell you all about life at the University. You may also meet with admissions staff, subject to staff availability. These tours run on most days and are open to anybody thinking of applying for any of our courses in the biological and biomedical sciences.

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 2018 will be £9,250. Future inflationary increases may also be applied to each subsequent year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £22,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Additional expenses

You can go on an optional  field course  in the UK or abroad. This is subsidised by the University but you still need to contribute to the cost of the field course if you choose to go. Costs vary depending on the destination. A deposit is required at the start of the academic year, with the balance to be paid later. You will receive more information when you start at Manchester.

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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