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Study biosciences at Manchester

Explore the science of life.

Undergraduate biosciences

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, 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.

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 at the heart of our 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

Foundation year

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



Tailor your degree

Most of our 3-year BSc courses can be taken with an additional year to do an integrated master’s (MSci), study a modern language, complete an industrial and professional experience placement, or study entrepreneurship alongside your chosen subject.

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.


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


Apply for biosciences

If you’re ready to apply to a bioscience degree at Manchester, here’s what you need to know.


Contact us

Course enquiries

tel: +44 (0)161 529 4539



General undergraduate enquiries

tel: +44 (0)161 275 2077