Biotechnology at University of Manchester - UCAS

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Course summary

As genome projects for animals, plants and microorganisms continue to advance, new opportunities arise that offer huge potential benefits in healthcare, agriculture and the environment through the production of new drugs, novel crops and bioremediation. The University of Manchester is home to the UK Centre for Tissue Engineering and enjoys strong links with industry. We are well placed to exploit emerging research opportunities with industry through the purpose-built BioSciences Incubator, where companies that spin out from our basic research are located. Research in biotechnology is diverse, and the following areas represent just a few examples:

  • Wound healing
  • Injury and repair
  • Cancer biology
  • Arthritis research
  • Appetite and body weight
  • Neurodegeneration and movement disorders
  • Animal cell biotechnology
  • Microbial pathogenicity and production of therapeutics
  • Biofuels
  • Genetic engineering of crops
  • Containment of transgenes in the environment
  • Bioremediation of terrestrial and aquatic environments
  • Bioinformatics.

How to apply

International applicants

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website:

Entry requirements

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set.
Biotechnology at University of Manchester - UCAS