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University of Manchester

Cell Biology with a Modern Language

UCAS Code: C132

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,B,B

We require Grades AAA-ABB. Your subjects should include two of the Hard Sciences - Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths. If any of your science A-levels include a separate practical component, you must also achieve a Pass in this component. You must have a Grade A in one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths. 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 e.g. Further Maths is not considered alongside Maths and Human Biology is not considered alongside Biology. General Studies is welcomed, but is 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. In addition to the above, each language has specific entry requirements. French: an A-level in French (Grade B) or equivalent is required. German: an A-level in German (Grade B) or equivalent is required. Spanish: an A-level in Spanish (Grade B) or equivalent is required. Italian: an A-level in Italian (Grade B) or equivalent is required. Japanese: no prior knowledge of Japanese is assumed, but evidence of linguistic proficiency is required (e.g. GCSE A* in a foreign language). Chemistry AS-level (Grade B) is essential. If you do not have AS-level Chemistry, we would require a full A-level in Chemistry (normally Grade B). Mandarin: no prior knowledge of Mandarin is assumed, but evidence of linguistic proficiency is required (e.g. GCSE A* in a foreign language). Chemistry AS-level (Grade B) is essential. If you do not have AS-level Chemistry, we would require a full A-level in Chemistry (normally Grade B). Typical contextual offer: AAB-ABC (including specific subjects). For further information on contextual offers, please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applications/after-you-apply/contextual-data/contextual-data-2019/

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

Each application is considered individually. Applicants should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances. In general, we require 60 credits overall, with 45 at level 3. The level 3 units must be made up of 15 credits in Biology with a Distinction grade, 15 credits in Chemistry with a Distinction grade and a further 15 credits with Distinction. We will also consider applications from applicants whose course has allowed only 12 credits at Level 3 in Biology, with the remaining three credits at Level 3 with Distinction in Chemistry, Physics or Maths. We also have specific entry requirements for each language. Please contact us for further information.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3-D3,M1,M1

We require D3,D3,D3 to D3,M1,M1 in the Cambridge Pre-U, including two sciences. You must have a D3 in one of the science subjects. The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. However, the qualification will not form part of your offer conditions. For French, Spanish, Italian and German, you must achieve M1 in your chosen language. Applicants with an acceptable qualification in a foreign language can also be considered for Mandarin and Japanese. Please contact us for further information.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We require a minimum of Grade C (or 4 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) in English Language and Mathematics. Applied GCSE Mathematics courses (e.g. WJEC Mathematics - Numeracy) cannot be accepted as an alternative to GCSE Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36-33

36-33 points overall with 6,6,6 to 6,5,5 at Higher Level including two sciences, normally Biology and Chemistry. For degrees with French, German, Spanish or Italian, 5 or 6 points in the language must be achieved at Higher Level. For degrees with Mandarin or Japanese, 5 points is required in a foreign language at Standard Level.

Only accepted when taken with two A-level sciences (minimum AB required). Due to the additional language requirements for this course, the only languages that may be available are Mandarin and Japanese. Please contact us for further information.

Only accepted when taken with two A-level sciences (minimum AB required). Due to the additional language requirements for this course, the only languages that may be available are Mandarin and Japanese. Please contact us for further information.

Only accepted when taken with two A-level sciences (minimum AB required). Due to the additional language requirements for this course, the only languages that may be available are Mandarin and Japanese. Please contact us for further information.

Only accepted when taken with two A-level sciences (minimum AB required). Due to the additional language requirements for this course, the only languages that may be available are Mandarin and Japanese. Please contact us for further information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

The reformed Pearson BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science at Grades DD is accepted when taken with two A-levels including Grade A in a science subject and a minimum grade of B in any other subject. In addition to the above, due to the additional language requirement for this course, you will also need a minimum of Grade B in the relevant language A-level. The only exceptions are Mandarin and Japanese for which we require Grade A* in a GCSE foreign language and Chemistry A-level. For further details, please contact ug.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

All level 3 BTEC qualifications at Grade D or above, except the National Certificate, are accepted when taken with two science A-levels (minimum AB required). In addition to the above, due to the additional language requirement for this course, you will also need a minimum of Grade B in the relevant language A-level. The only exceptions are Mandarin and Japanese for which we require Grade A* in a GCSE foreign language and Chemistry A-level. For further details, please contact ug.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

The reformed Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science at Grades DDD is accepted when taken with one science A-level at Grade A. In addition to the above, due to the additional language requirement for this course, you will also need a minimum of Grade B in the relevant language A-level. The only exceptions are Mandarin and Japanese for which we require Grade A* in a GCSE foreign language and Chemistry A-level. For further details, please contact ug.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D

All level 3 BTEC qualifications at Grade D or above, except the National Certificate, are accepted when taken with two science A-levels (minimum AB required). In addition to the above, due to the additional language requirement for this course, you will also need a minimum of Grade B in the relevant language A-level. The only exceptions are Mandarin and Japanese for which we require Grade A* in a GCSE foreign language and Chemistry A-level. For further details, please contact ug.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B-B,B,B

We require Grades AAB-BBB in three Scottish Advanced Highers including two science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry. For degrees with French, German, Spanish or Italian, we require a minimum of grade B in Scottish Advanced Highers in the language. For degrees with Japanese or Mandarin, no prior knowledge of the language is assumed, but evidence of linguistic proficiency is required (e.g. equivalent to GCSE A* in a foreign language). Students with Highers only may be considered for the Foundation Year.

We require Grades AAB-BBB in three Scottish Advanced Highers including two science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry. For degrees with French, German, Spanish or Italian, we require a minimum of grade B in Scottish Advanced Highers in the language. For degrees with Japanese or Mandarin, no prior knowledge of the language is assumed, but evidence of linguistic proficiency is required (e.g. equivalent to GCSE A* in a foreign language). Students with Highers only may be considered for the Foundation Year.

We require AA-AB in two science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry, at A-level and a pass in the practical assessments if applicable, plus a pass in the core component at Grade B or above in Welsh Baccalaureate. Due to the additional language requirements for this course, the only languages that may be available are Mandarin and Japanese. Please contact us for further information.

UCAS Tariff

128-160

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Modern languages

Cell biology

Our BSc Cell Biology with a Modern Language course will enable you to develop your language skills while learning about how our cells do what they need to do, from the molecular level through whole cells to tissues and organs.You will study aspects of biological sciences such as biochemistry and molecular biology to explore the structure and function of cells.You will also consider how cell diversity arises and how cells co-operate and communicate with each other in normal tissues and in developing embryos.We offer French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin for the language component of the course, which includes a year abroad on a research placement.Our course has Advanced Accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology , which recognises academic excellence in the biosciences and highlights degrees that educate the research and development leaders and innovators of the future. **Connect with other languages students** Learn alongside other students taking a variety of language degrees at the University, giving you the opportunity to practice your skills with your fellow students and make new friends.**Foundation year available** You can prepare for the full degree course if you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry by undertaking our foundation course first. **Flexibility to transfer between courses** You can transfer away from this course to most of our biological sciences degree courses at the end of your first year or, in some cases, later. You can only transfer onto it if you have completed the required language units in Year 1.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£23,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below.
Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Others in language and area studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Microbiology and cell science

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

48%
UK students
52%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in language and area studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a broad subject for a variety of European languages. No matter which you take, the general theme is that some graduates go to that country to work, often as English language teachers, some go into further study, often to train as teachers or translators, but most get jobs in the UK in education - most often as language tutors, unsurprisingly, or translators. Modern language grads can also be in demand in business roles where communication and language skills are particularly useful, such as marketing and PR, and in finance or law. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

Microbiology and cell science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
51%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Natural and social science professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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Cell biology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£18k

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£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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