Why go to university?
People go to university for many reasons. You could study a particular subject that you're passionate about. Or maybe learn about something completely new or train for your dream job. Regardless of the course, you will develop skills that you'll use both in and outside of work for the rest of your life.
Whatever your class, ethnicity or country of origin, we want talented students – and staff – who will thrive in a welcoming and diverse environment and make a valuable contribution to society. The University of Manchester offers a number of pre-university programmes to help you take the first steps towards higher education.
Choosing a subject
Universities offer a vast range of topics and subjects. You can select a subject that you're currently studying at school, or you can choose something that combines different elements that you enjoy.
Every course is differently across universities, which means what they teach you and how they teach it to you will be different. Even if the degree name it is important that you choose one that allows you to learn what you want.
For example, you could choose a course that allows you to select your modules, or that gives you the opportunity to work for a year (e.g. industrial experience). Some courses could also be combined with a language or with business studies (e.g. with enterprise).
Studying biology, medicine and health
Do you enjoy science and are thinking about working in a job related to healthcare or biosciences?
A degree in a related discipline will give you the skills and knowledge you need for your career.
Covering everything from the biology of humans and animals to the effect of medicines on people.
Train to look after patients as a doctor, nurse, optometrist, pharmacist or another health professional.
View lectures about bioscience and healthcare subjects to get a feel for each area.