Biosciences with a Foundation Year / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- Foundation Course
- 1 (as part of 4/5 yr integrated degree programme)
- Typical A-level offer
Students are accepted from a wide range of backgrounds. Each application is considered individually.
- Typical contextual A-level offer
This course does not participate in the contextual offer scheme.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
Students are accepted from a wide range of educational backgrounds and each application will be considered individually. Please contact us for advice before submitting an application.
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS .
- Prepare to study for a bioscience undergraduate degree if you do not have the right qualifications for direct entry to the full degree course.
- Take your foundation year at Xaverian College, which is located close to the University, alongside sessions on our campus.
- Become a full student member of the University with a guaranteed place in a hall of residence.
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 bioscience courses.
To book, please contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2023 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £30,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.
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).
For 2023 entry, overseas and EU students get a bursary of £20,750 towards the tuition fee for the Foundation Year. As a result, they will pay only £9,250 for the Foundation Year, the same tuition fee as UK students.
The bursary is for the Foundation Year only and is only available to overseas and EU students classified as international students for tuition fees purposes.
All overseas and EU students will be required to pay the standard international student tuition fee from September 2024, once they progress onto their undergraduate degree programme.
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