BSc Biology / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- BSc (Hons)
- 3 years
- Typical A-level offer
AAA-AAB (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
35-36 points overall with 6, 6, 6 to 6, 6, 5 at Higher Level including two science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry.
- Number of places/applicants
- 650/7000 (overall data for biological and biomedical sciences undergraduate courses at Manchester).
- How to apply
Apply through UCAS .
Please note this course is now closed to applications from home students.
- Sustainable Development Goals
Find out how this course aligns to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including learning which relates to:
- Goal 3: Good health and well-being
- Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
- Goal 15: Life on land
"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
- 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, entrepreneurship or a modern language.
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.
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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.
Additional expenses could include UK or foreign field trips. These are 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. Free, UK-based field trip options are available. For more information, visit the course unit page.
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).
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world's call to action on the most pressing challenges facing humanity. At The University of Manchester, we address the SDGs through our research and particularly in partnership with our students.
Led by our innovative research, our teaching ensures that all our graduates are empowered, inspired and equipped to address the key socio-political and environmental challenges facing the world.
To illustrate how our teaching will empower you as a change maker, we've highlighted the key SDGs that our courses address.
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 15: Life on land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
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