BSc Biology / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- BSc (Hons)
- 3 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
36-34 points overall with 6, 6, 6 to 6, 5, 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 .
"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.
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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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Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For entry in 2022 the tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2023 entry.
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).
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