Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Behaviour (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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Our biology degrees offer the chance to gain a solid grounding in the biological sciences – with the flexibility to develop your own interests and learn about the areas and aspects that match your career ambitions. From exploring microbial genetics or the biochemical functions of proteins in cell membranes, to investigating the significance of song in the mating behaviour of birds or the impact of pesticides on pollinating insects, there’s a wide range of routes open to you. The Foundation Year provides a route onto a Biology degree if you don't have the qualifications or have not studied advanced level subjects sufficiently related to your course of choice. After successful completion of the Biology Foundation Year, you can progress on to one of the relevant BSc (Hons) degrees:

  • BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour
  • BSc (Hons) Biology
  • BSc (Hons) Microbiology and Molecular Biology
  • BSc (Hons) Wildlife Biology
  • BSc (Hons) Zoology
Whichever route you take, you’ll have the skills and understanding you need to undertake further study or get started in your career. FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
  • Provides a route onto your chosen degree course if you don't meet the current entry requirements.
  • Foundation Years are designed to make undergraduate degrees more accessible to those who are under-represented in higher education, for example, those with non-traditional qualifications.
  • Has content that is tailored so that it is appropriate to your chosen degree.
  • Helps you to develop the study skills and academic knowledge you will need to start Year 1 of your course with confidence.
  • You will be eligible to apply for student finance in the same way as other undergraduates.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC126
Institution code M40
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 - 80 points
A level DDD - CDD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum 74 UCAS Tariff points.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points

GCSE grade D/3 in English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills English and GCSE grade D/3 in Mathematics or Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For further information: www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate
Animal Behaviour (with Foundation Year) at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS