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Course summary

Our BSc Molecular Biology course focuses on the structure and function of biologically important molecules, giving you a range of theoretical knowledge and practical lab skills. You will learn about DNA, RNA and proteins and the molecular events that govern cell function while exploring the relevant aspects of biochemistry, genetics and cell biology. Advances in molecular biology have led to the completion of several large genome projects that are changing the face of modern biology, especially in areas of medicine, agriculture and biotechnology. You will find out how this has helped us to begin to understand the molecular basis of illnesses and use genetic manipulation in biotechnology to make valuable products including blood clotting factors, insulin and vaccines.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C720
Institution code:
M20
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme: Applicants completing the INTO Manchester International Foundation Programme in partnership with The University of Manchester are required to achieve a minimum of AAB with grades AA in Chemistry and another science subject (preferably Biology), grade B in a 3rd subject (excluding EAP) and an EAP score of B in every component. Applicants completing the NCUK International Foundation Year are required to achieve a minimum of AAB or 75% overall with grades AA or 75% in Chemistry and another science subject (preferably Biology), grade B or 65% in a 3rd subject (excluding EAP) and an EAP score of B or 65% in every component. All applicants resident or studying in the UK are required to attend an interview. Applicants studying other foundation programmes should contact [email protected] to check if their qualification is recognised for entry to this programme and for specific entry requirements.

Additional entry requirements

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With no less than 6.5 in any component. OR an equivalent qualification.

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is: GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade C/4. An acceptable equivalent qualification. Please note that if you hold English as a Second Language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification. The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the B2 level. Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level.

Acceptable English Language Qualifications

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/international/admissions/language-requirements/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For entry in 2022 the tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2023 entry.

Sponsorship information

A small number of scholarships may be available to overseas applicants. Details will be made available once confirmed.

Molecular Biology at University of Manchester - UCAS