BSc Immunology with a Modern Language / Overview

Year of entry: 2022

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
4 years
Typical A-level offer
A*AA-ABB (including specific subjects)
Typical contextual A-level offer
AAB-ABC (including specific subjects).
Find out more about contextual admissions.
Refugee/care-experienced offer
Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.
Find out more about contextual admissions.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer
36-33 points overall with 6, 6, 6 to 6, 5, 5 at Higher Level including two sciences, normally Biology and Chemistry.

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. A minimum of 5 points in Chemistry at Standard Level (or Higher Level) is essential.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
650/6000 (overall data for biological and biomedical sciences undergraduate courses at Manchester).
How to apply
This course is now closed to Home applications for 2022 entry unless you meet contextual admissions criteria.
UCAS course code
UCAS institution code

Course overview

  • Improve your employability by learning a language while you study immunology.
  • Use your language skills in the world of work on a year-long research placement overseas.
  • Understand how the immune system protects us, and how it can go wrong and cause disease, as in autoimmune conditions and allergies.
  • Learn about ways the immune system can be used to prevent disease and to promote better clinical outcomes, as in vaccines and in situations of transplantation and cancer.

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 biosciences.

To book, please contact the Admissions Office on tel +44 (0)161 275 5032 or email


Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2022 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £26,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Tuition fees are considerably lower for your placement year. Please see the fees page for full details.

Additional expenses

For the modern language placement, modest grants from the European Union are usually available that provide assistance with the cost of travel. In Japan, competitive scholarships are usually available.

The standard tuition fee for the language placement year is £1,350.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


A small number of scholarships may be available to overseas applicants. Details will be made available once confirmed.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 543 4694
School/Faculty overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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