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.
Read the blog : How the biosciences universal first year helped to shape my future
From biology to neuroscience
Preeyah started off on a broad biological sciences degree, but realised that her interests lay in neuroscience.
A week in the life of a biosciences student
Genetics student Kali takes you through a typical week in her studies.
Read the blog : A week in the life of a 2nd year Genetics student.
Tailor your degree
Study for an extra year to obtain an integrated master's (MSci). Most of our courses also have language, industrial/professional experience or entrepreneurship options.
Want to study biosciences but don't have the appropriate entry qualifications?
Find out how our foundation year can help to prepare you.
Enhance your studies
We know that life at university is about more than lectures, so we give you the opportunity to gain life experiences and skills that will set you apart once you graduate.
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.
Read the blog : Blog about settling in as an international student
What I gained volunteering for the NHS
Poppy talks about volunteering in a pathology department during her biomedical sciences degree.
Read the blog : Blog on Poppy's experience volunteering for the NHS
My scholarship: water polo and biochemistry
Athlete James talks about balancing his biochemistry studies with his commitment to his sport.
Read the blog : Blog on my sports scholarship alongside biochemistry degree
Life in the lab
Sarah explains how her integrated master's has given her a chance to try out a career in research.
Read the blog : Life in the Lab on a Biosciences MSci course: Sarah’s story
Study abroad: Semester in Sydney
Biotechnology student, Bhumiben Shukla, has recently enjoyed a semester at the University of Sydney.
Read the blog : The University of Manchester meets 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.
Read the blog : How my foundation year set me up perfectly for my time at Manchester
My field trip to Costa Rica
Read about Benedict's first two weeks on his field course in Costa Rica.
Read the blog : Costa Rica: Tropical Ecosystems Field Course
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.
Read the blog : Placement Perspectives: My year in an Indonesian wildlife centre
Placement in South Africa
Zoology student Jennifer's placement year took her to South Africa to study animals in the wild.
Read the blog : Zoology South Africa placement: my year on (what looks like!) Mars
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.
Ed Wright, zoologist
Ed has observed all kinds of animals in different locations thanks to his degree with a modern language.
Becky Williams, science teacher
Becky's degree inspired her to study for a PhD here and train to be a teacher at the same time.
Read the blog : If you don’t know what you want to do yet, don’t panic!
Lindsay Taylor, education officer
Lindsay combines conservation and education with her job at Flamingo Land zoo.
Read the blog : A day in the life of an Education Officer at Flamingo Land
Tori Blakeman, PR account manager
Love science but don't want to be a scientist? Try a career in science communication, like Tori did.
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
Apply for biosciences
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If you’re ready to apply to a bioscience degree at Manchester, here’s what you need to know.
Have any questions? Get in touch.
Biosciences course enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)161 529 4539
General undergraduate enquiries
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 2077
In the Biosciences section
In the Biosciences section
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