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Manchester Metropolitan University

Biology (with study in North America)

UCAS Code: C104
BSc (Hons) 5 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

72-80

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Biology
Student score
77% LOW
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BC-BB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
MD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
PMM

UCAS tariff points
72-80

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 72-80 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Year 1: Biochemistry; ecology; genetics; plant and animal physiology and elective options. Years 2 and 3: Units are focused in areas such as behaviour; communication; ecology; conversation; biodiversity; human physiology; plant sciences; biological resources; data processing; career development, other areas of study are available as electives. The 2nd year of study is undertaken at a university in North America.

Manchester Metropolitan University

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
28%
72%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

26%
74%

Year 3

100%

Year 4

45%
55%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
28%
72%

Year 1

40%
60%

Year 2

13%
87%

Year 3

100%

Year 4

45%
55%

Year 5

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 79%
Student score 77% LOW
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

66%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
59% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
25% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
330 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

10%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Things are improving - slowly - for biology graduates, so don't get too worried about the unemployment stats above, as they are normally more encouraging. If you want a career in biology research – and a lot of biology students do - you'll need to take a doctorate, so give some thought as to where you might do it and how you might fund it (the government still funds doctorates for good students). If you think you only want to do a first degree for now, there are jobs for biologists in science and clinical labs and in the health, food and water industries. But you can actually get all sorts of jobs with a biology degree – last year’s biology graduates got jobs in sectors ranging from PR to accountancy.
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