Why study Biosciences?
Discover the fascinating world of biological and biomedical sciences
Our degrees give you flexibility to explore your interests.
Learn from experts in the field and open the door to a world of opportunities.
The size and scale of the bioscience community at Manchester means there are always opportunities for you to cross into related areas and find your niche. With so many options, Manchester will have the right course for you!
Explore your interests
Your course, your way
Whether you already know what subject you want to study or you want time to discover your passion, we have a course for you.
Our universal biosciences first year makes it easy to switch between most of our 70+ undergraduate course options before you start the second year.
Whatever area of biosciences you study, you’ll develop your skills as a scientist in modern lab facilities at the heart of our Oxford Road campus.
How my first year helped me decide my future
Lauren thought she wanted to study genetics, but after discovering her interest in broader topics, she switched to biomedical sciences.
Want to study biosciences but don't have the appropriate entry qualifications?
Find out how our foundation year can help to prepare you.
From our students
Settling in as an international student
Biomedical sciences student, Kartik, talks about adjusting to university life after moving to the UK from India.
What I gained volunteering for the NHS
Poppy talks about volunteering in a pathology department during her biomedical sciences degree.
My scholarship: water polo and biochemistry
Athlete James talks about balancing his biochemistry studies with his commitment to his sport.
Study abroad: Semester in Sydney
Biotechnology student, Bhumiben Shukla, has recently enjoyed a semester at the University of Sydney.
My foundation year: Lauren's story
Lauren chose a foundation year after only electing to study one science based subject at A-Level.
My year in an Indonesian wildlife centre
For her placement, Claudia opted to go all the way to Indonesia to work in the Cikananga Wildlife Center.
Placement in South Africa
Zoology student Jennifer's placement year took her to South Africa to study animals in the wild.
What will you do with a degree in biosciences?
A degree in biosciences can help you develop skills you can use in a wide range of careers. What will you choose to specialise in?
Meet some of our graduates doing amazing things with their bioscience degrees...
Past students' career choices
Peter Fison, documentary producer
Peter's Zoology degree has helped him translate science into wildlife stories for big documentary makers like the BBC.
Kai Hove, study manager
Kai explains what his day-to-day duties are as a study manager and offers advice to those who are currently studying Biochemistry.
Biosciences gives you a range of three year courses to choose from, with a variety of four year study options available too.
BSc courses (3 years)
Making an application
In the Biosciences section
There's more to discover about becoming an undergraduate on our Faculty and main University websites. Here are some links to get you started.