Manchester Metropolitan University

Biology (Sandwich) Manchester Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our BSc (Hons) Biology programme offers 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.

Study Biology at Manchester Met and you’ll begin by learning the fundamentals of the subject, before exploring the areas that interest you most through a variety of option units. Along the way, you’ll explore the issues that shape our world and touch our lives – from molecular biology and genetics, to ecology, biodiversity and conservation.

In our laboratories, you’ll get to grips with the latest equipment, as we help you develop a range of practical skills that you can take into your career. And, by getting out in the field, you can learn about biology out in the real world – whether in the UK or overseas.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

  • Take the four-year route, spending a year studying overseas in Europe, North America or Australia, or boosting your career prospects with a 12-month placement.

  • Develop practical skills in the laboratory and in the field – that could include fieldwork in the UK, Portugal, Tanzania, Kenya or South America.

  • Learn in high-spec laboratories, including a specialist microbiology and cell/molecular biology lab, a DNA-sequencing lab, specialist animal behaviour facilities with Ethovision and Observer software, invertebrate behaviour, freshwater and terrestrial ecology labs and controlled environment plant growth chambers.

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 code C105
Institution code M40
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 104 - 112 points
A level BCC - BBC To include minimum grade C at A2 in Biology (must include a Pass in the Biology practical assessment), Human Biology or Applied Science. General Studies is not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

Pre 2016 BTECs:
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science. To include 60 Biology L3 credits at grade Distinction.

Recommended Biology Units as follows:
01, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 43
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (Science) with a minimum 106 UCAS tariff points.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points To include Biology at Higher Level grade 5.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science.

Pre 2016 BTECs:
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science. To include 60 Biology L3 credits at grade Distinction.

Recommended Biology Units as follows:
01, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 43

GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language, Science and Mathematics. GCSE Science and Mathematics requirement may be met through the Level 3 requirements for the course. Please contact the institution if further information is required.

Level 2 Functional Skills English and Mathematics also accepted. BTEC Level 2 in Applied Science also accepted.


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