Developmental Biology at University of Manchester - UCAS

Developmental Biology

University of Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our BSc Developmental Biology course will show you how the single cell formed at fertilisation forms an embryo and then a fully formed adult organism. Developmental biology is a multidisciplinary field that integrates genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy, physiology and computer modelling, giving you a grounding in a range of biological disciplines. You will learn how developmental biology is having a significant impact on our understanding of evolution and modern medicine, including the treatment of birth defects, infertility and cancer in humans. Of particular interest is the use of stem cells to engineer replacement tissues and organs, which could revolutionise medicine. Special Features A range of study options You can extend your degree by a year to undertake an integrated master's , gain industrial/professional experience or learn a modern language . Foundation year available You can prepare for the full degree course if you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry by undertaking our foundation course first. Flexibility to transfer between courses You can transfer between most of our biological sciences degree courses at the end of your first year or, in some cases, later.

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Application deadlines

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15 January

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Course codeC141
Institution code M20
Campus nameMain Site
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA - ABB Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive. We require Grades AAA-ABB, including two of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths (the Hard Sciences). You must have a Grade A in at least one Hard Science and pass the practical assessments in these subjects. If your grades are AAB or higher, we will accept a Grade A in Geography, Psychology, Environmental Studies or PE in place of one of the Hard Sciences. Subjects with overlapping content are not normally considered as separate A-levels, e.g. Further Maths is not considered alongside Maths and Human Biology is not considered alongside Biology. General Studies is welcomed but not normally included as part of the offer. Your offer will be based on the above criteria as well as your predicted grades and past performance. Typical Contextual Offer: AAB-ABC (including specific subjects).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD We consider the National Extended Diploma in Applied Science with Grades DDD for entry when it is taken with one science A-level with Grade A.
Access to HE Diploma D: 45 credits We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE Diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3), with merit or distinction in a subject area relevant to the chosen course. The level 3 units must be made up of 15 credits in Biology with a Distinction grade, 15 credits in Chemistry with a Distinction grade and a further 15 credits with Distinction. We will also consider applications from applicants whose course has allowed only 12 credits at Level 3 in Biology, with the remaining three credits at Level 3 with Distinction in Chemistry, Physics or Maths.
Scottish Higher Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations: Three Advanced Highers with Grades AAB-BBB including two science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry or two Advanced Highers with Grades AA-BB in two science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry, plus two additional Highers with Grades AA-BB Students with Highers only with Grades AAAAA-AABBB may be considered for the Foundation Year. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact ug.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk.
AS AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD We consider the National Diploma in Applied Science with Grades DD for entry when it is taken with two A-levels including Grade A in a science subject and a minimum of Grade B in any other subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D We consider the National Foundation Diploma in any subject with Grade D for entry when it is taken with two science A-levels (minimum AB required).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) We consider the National Extended Certificate in any subject with grade D for entry when it is taken with two science A-levels (minimum AB required).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations: Three Advanced Highers with Grades AAB-BBB including two science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry or two Advanced Highers with Grades AA-BB in two science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry, plus two additional Highers with Grades AA-BB Students with Highers only with Grades AAAAA-AABBB may be considered for the Foundation Year. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact ug.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 - 33 points 36-33 points overall with 6,6,6 to 6,5,5 at Higher Level including Chemistry and another science subject, normally Biology.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and would consider it when it is taken with two science A-levels. The minimum grades required will normally be the same as the A-levels. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact ug.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk.
Extended Project The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 - D3, M1, M1 We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken. We require D3,D3,D3 to D3,M1,M1 in the Cambridge Pre-U, including Chemistry and one other science subject. You must have a D3 in one of the science subjects. The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. However, the qualification will not form part of your offer conditions. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including acceptable levels of Literacy and Numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade C or 4 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Mathematics. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language. 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 ug.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk for clarification.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma We consider all the Cambridge Level 3 Technicals (except the Cambridge Level 3 Technical Certificate) with Grade D or above for entry when it is taken with two science A-levels (minimum AB required).
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma We consider all the Cambridge Level 3 Technicals (except the Cambridge Level 3 Technical Certificate) with Grade D or above for entry when it is taken with two science A-levels (minimum AB required).
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma We consider all the Cambridge Level 3 Technicals (except the Cambridge Level 3 Technical Certificate) with Grade D or above for entry when it is taken with two science A-levels (minimum AB required).
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate We consider all the Cambridge Level 3 Technicals (except the Cambridge Level 3 Technical Certificate) with Grade D or above for entry when it is taken with two science A-levels (minimum AB required).
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted

Additional entry requirements

Interview


English language requirements

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

GCSE Grade C (or 4 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) in English Language.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £24000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

Developmental Biology at University of Manchester - UCAS