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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, 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

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 or complete an industrial and professional experience placement.

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.


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)161 275 5032



General undergraduate enquiries

tel: +44 (0) 161 275 2077




Taught master’s in biosciences

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.