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Courses for Shanghai Ocean University students

We are delighted to offer fourth-year students from the College of Fisheries and Life Sciences at Shanghai Ocean University the opportunity to spend one semester at the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at Manchester.

Available course units

You will be able to study any of the first year, second year or final year units offered by the School of Biological Sciences at Manchester, as long as you meet the pre/co-requisites.

Entry requirements

You will need to obtain an average of 80% or better during your first five semesters of study at Shanghai Ocean University and one of the following:

  • an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no individual component less than 5.5;
  • an equivalent English qualification recognised by The University of Manchester.

Fees and accommodation

Visit the general information page for details of fees and accommodation, as well as information about life at the University and in the city of Manchester.

How to apply

Please speak to your coordinator at Shanghai Ocean University. Once a coordinator has nominated you for study with us, you will be contacted by The University of Manchester to progress your application.


A degree in biosciences can help you develop skills you can use in a wide range of careers. Your chosen course will help you build knowledge in your specialist area, which could be applied across a number of sectors, from education and research to producing documentaries and roles in technology. The University also delivers bespoke careers events for Chinese students to help you in your chosen career.

Contact us

You can get in touch with us if you have any questions about studying at Manchester or applying for this programme.

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 5032