What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Grades AAA-ABB. Your subjects should include 2 `hard sciences' - Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths. You must pass the practical assessments in these subjects. 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 accepted together as separate A levels: e.g. Further Maths not accepted alongside Maths; Human Biology not accepted alongside Biology. General Studies is welcomed, but is not normally included as part of the offer.
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 offers74%
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
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
Year 1: Core modules: academic tutorials; biochemistry; molecular genetics; from molecules to cells; introduction to laboratory science; introduction to experimental biology; data handling skills 1; data handling skills 2; body systems; drugs: from molecules to man; excitable cells; health & safety; options from: introductory chemistry; biodiversity; genes, evolution and development; microbes, man and the environment; field course in animal behaviour; chemistry for bioscientists 1; chemistry for bioscientists 2; science and the modern world; bodies in history: an introduction to the history of medicine 1500-2000. Year 2: Core modules: academic tutorials; data handling skills 3; neuroscience RSM; human sciences EDM; dissertation; drugs and the brain; membrane excitability: ion channels and transporters in action; motor systems; sensory systems; critical writing skills; options include: genome maintenance and regulation; proteins; cell membrane structure and function; principles of infectious disease; ecology and ecosystems; parasitology; human physiology; animal physiology; cells and tissues in human disease. Final year: Core modules: academic tutorials; projects; options include: biochemical basis of disease; bioethics; cell signalling; oil and metal pollution in water; bacterial infections of man; clinical genetics; control of cell division; evolution of animal behaviour; human reproductive biology; molecular biology of cancer; stem cells; conservation biology.
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
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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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