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Application process

This guide explains the process for applying to study biological or biomedical sciences at Manchester and indicates what we look for when selecting students.

All applications for our undergraduate courses should be made through UCAS.

Factors contributing to a successful application include:

  • past academic performance;
  • predicted academic performance;
  • enthusiasm for, and realistic grasp of, chosen degree programme;
  • evidence of interpersonal skills and non-academic interests/achievements;
  • appreciation of the benefits of student life in Manchester.

Applications are scrutinised and reviewed by the admissions panel, which consists of Chief Admissions Officer, External Education Services Manager and other admissions staff.

All shortlisted candidates (home and EU) will be invited to an interview day.

International students will be interviewed by phone, video conferencing or in their own country. In some circumstances an offer may be made based on the information provided on your UCAS form.

Following interview, you will be informed via UCAS of our decision within two weeks of interviewing.

There is no standard offer. The basis of the offer made will be a combination of performance at interview, information on the UCAS form and your predicted academic performance (where applicable).