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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 by the admissions team and often reviewed by a senior admissions panel, which consist of Academic Admissions Officers and an Admissions Manager.

Decisions are largely made on the basis of the UCAS form. Candidates may be interviewed online or by telephone, or asked to complete an alternative admissions statement.

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