Discover the fascinating world of biological and biomedical sciences with a degree that gives you flexibility to explore your interests. Learn from experts in the field and open the door to a world of opportunities.
Explore your interests
Whether you already know what subject you want to study or you want time to discover your passion, our universal biosciences first year makes it easy for you to switch between any of our 70+ undergraduate course options before you start second year.
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!
Whatever area of biosciences you study, you’ll develop your skills as a scientist in modern lab facilities based right at the heart of the University’s Oxford Road campus.
"The University has hundreds of research labs working across all biological disciplines, meaning there is sure to be someone working in your area of interest, and many of the academics are also leaders in their fields."Lucy McGowan / MSci Biology
Want to study biosciences but don't have the appropriate entry qualifications? Find out how our foundation year can help to prepare you.
"My foundation year really helped with the transition to higher education. The teaching staff were incredibly helpful and supportive and it’s given me the knowledge I need to successfully complete a biosciences course at Manchester."Lauren Goodfellow / BSc Genetics
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...
“As part of my placement I’ve been given the freedom to establish my own long-term monitoring study and field site which will allow me to discover something which is as-yet unknown to science.”Jennifer Thomson / BSc Zoology with Professional/Industrial Experience
BSc courses (3 years)
- Anatomical Sciences
- Biology with Science and Society
- Biomedical Sciences
- Cell Biology
- Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology
- Developmental Biology
- Life Sciences
- Medical Biochemistry
- Medical Physiology
- Molecular Biology
- Pharmacology and Physiology
- Plant Science
Many of our BSc courses are available with a variety of four year study options.
In the Biosciences section
Study biological sciences at Manchester on one of our research-focused master's courses. Our taught master’s don't just consist of lectures, but offer experience of research in the lab or practical training, plus the chance to take part in seminars and skills workshops. If your interests lie in biomedical research, you’ll benefit from learning in a world-class research environment with close links to local NHS hospitals.
Biological Sciences (MRes)
Cell Biology (MSc)
Developmental Biology (MSc)
Infection Biology (MRes)
Science Communication (MSc)
Manchester is the ideal place to start or continue your biosciences research career. Access some of the best research facilities in the world right here on campus and work within a supportive and vibrant research community with strong links to local NHS trusts and industry.
Our PhD and MPhil programmes