University of Salford

Biology University of Salford Degree level: Undergraduate


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In brief:
Overall satisfaction for this course was 100% (Source: NSS 2017).
Many free field trips across the three year course [small administration fee will apply].
Taught by internationally-leading researchers in parasitology, biomedical science and molecular biology.
Part-time study option.
Overseas study available.
Work/industrial placement opportunity.
International students can apply.

Biology is the science of living things and is also used to explain how humans interact with and influence the natural environment. Furthering our knowledge in biology has led to new technological advances and a deeper understanding of the world around us.

This course will develop your appreciation of the diversity of living organisms and your understanding of biological principles. You will benefit from plenty of hands-on experience in the labs as well as fieldwork opportunities. Practical training in our state of the art Bodmer Laboratories will equip you with many of the subject-specific, personal and practical skills that you will need for your future career.

We encourage all of our students to take up an additional industrial placement year, which we will help to arrange, between years 2 and 3 of the full-time course, making a four-year course overall. Recent biology placement students have been based at APEM Ltd, Manchester Royal Infirmary and the lung physiology units at Aintree and Wythenshawe Hospitals. Some students have gone to do overseas placements in environmental areas. In our experience, final degree results and employability are enhanced for students who undertake a placement year.

Course details


Year one modules may include: Molecules to Microbes, Genetics, Cell Biology , Biodiversity, Biological Skills, Study Skills. Year two modules may include: Molecular Genetics, Human Physiology. Introduction to Parasitology and Infectious Diseases, Biological Research Skills, plus two from the following: Marine Biology, Population and Community Ecology, Animal Evolution, Conservation Biology, Microbial Communities and Interactions. Year three- you can undertake a lab-based research project for 40 credits, and choose four modules from the following list, or take a literature/data analysis project worth 20 credits, plus five from the following: Biology of Parasites, Advanced Pathophysiology, Biotechnology, Applied Freshwater Biology, Evolution, Development and Adaption, Clinical Immunology, Frontiers in Wildlife Biology, Human Microbiology and Infection Control.

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

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Course code C100
Institution code S03
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points
A level 96-112 UCAS points. At least two full A levels required, including grade C in A level Biology.
A Pass in the practical element of Science A levels is required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DMM Suitable Science subject, including Biology.
Access to HE Diploma 96-112 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in a suitable Science subject.
Scottish Higher 96-112 UCAS points from Higher Level, including an appropriate Science subject.
AS Only accepted alongside at least two full A levels.
Extended Project Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C or 4 (or above) in GCSE Maths and English is required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points Including grade 4 in Higher Level Biology.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 96-112 UCAS points from Higher Level, including Higher Level Biology.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD - D*D* Suitable Science subject, including Biology.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

Fees and funding

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University of Salford
The Crescent
M5 4WT

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0300 555 5030

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Additional information

Friday 5 July to Wednesday 14 August 9am until 5pm (except Fridays 10 am until 4pm), Thursday 15 August 7am to 7pm, Friday 16 August 8am to 6pm, Saturday 17 August 9am to 5pm, Sunday 18 August Closed, Monday 19 August 9am to 5pm (and from this date on, except for Fridays 10an to 4pm).

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