What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
We require grades AAA-ABB, including two of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths (?the Hard Sciences?). You must have a grade A in at least one Hard Science and pass the practical assessments in these subjects. If your grades are AAB or higher, we will accept a grade A in Geography, Psychology, Environmental Studies or PE in place of one of the Hard Sciences. Subjects with overlapping content are not normally considered as separate A-levels, eg Further Maths is not considered alongside Maths and Human Biology is not considered alongside Biology. General Studies is welcomed but not normally included as part of the offer. Your offer will be based on the above criteria as well as your predicted grades and past performance.
AAB-BBB including 2 science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers64%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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Year 1: Core modules; academic tutorials; biochemistry; molecular genetics; from molecules to cells; introduction to laboratory science; introduction to experimental biology; microbes, man and the environment; data handling skills 1 and 2; drugs (from molecules to man); health and safety online course; fundamentals of management; entrepreneurial skills A and B; plus options from: introductory chemistry; biodiversity; genes, evolution and development; body systems; excitable cells. Year 2: Core modules; academic tutorials; data handling skills 3; physiology and biomedical sciences EDM; dissertation; â??Omic technologies and resources; prokaryotic microbiology; plants for the future; critical writing skills; advanced technology enterprise; tools and techniques for enterprise; plus options may include: general and medical microbiology; genome maintenance and regulation; the dynamic cell; leadership in action. Year 3: Industrial/professional placement whereby students carry out a research project at an institution in the United Kingdom or abroad. Year 4: Core modules; academic tutorials; projects; post-genome biology; enterprise feasibility; plus options may include: biochemical basis of disease; bioethics; cell signaling; stem cells; macromolecular recognition in biological systems.
As the biggest single-site University in the country, in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, the University of Manchester gives students an unrivalled and unique learning experience. You'll enjoy studying at a world-class institution and being at the centre of a dynamic student population. The Students' Union has more than 300 student-run societies, from Aikido to Zoology.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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