International Foundation in Biosciences

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Bioscience-related subjects at The University of Manchester. This program is available to study __on campus only__.

Key information

  • Practise academic writing skills, particularly relating to laboratory reports.
  • Learn the skills to understand scientific data through online learning activities in a data-handling clinic.
  • Visit the University faculty to meet with academic staff and gain an insight into different degree programmes.
  • Progression degrees offer industrial placement offer.

Entry requirements

Age requirement
16
Academic requirements
Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.
English language entry requirements
3 Terms: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all subskills) or equivalent

Dates & Fees


September 2022 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 12 September 2022 - Fri 30 June 2023
£21,425

January 2023 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 25 August 2023
£21,425

Modules

Compulsory Modules
Biology
Chemistry
Critical Thinking
English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills
INTO Essentials
Manchester University Link Tutors’ Award
Mathematics

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available
Degree
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

Biochemistry-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with AA in Chemistry and another science subject (preferably Biology), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Biochemistry-MSci
AAB with AA in Chemistry and another science subject (preferably Biology), grade B in a 3rd subject
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Biology-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Biomedical Sciences with Industrial/Professional Experience-BSc (Hons)
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Biomedical Sciences-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Biomedical Sciences-MSci
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Biotechnology-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Cell Biology-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)

Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychology with Industrial/Professional Experience-BSc (Hons)
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with B in every component

Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology-MSci (Hons)
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Developmental Biology-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Earth and Planetary Sciences-BSc (Hons)
AAB including one science subject
B with no component before B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Genetics-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)

Immunology-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Life Sciences-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Medical Biochemistry-BSc (Hons)
P
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry is compu
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry is compulsory, Biology is preferred as a second science subject.)

Medical Biochemistry-MSci
Points: 136, Grades: AAB
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B
AA (Chem, Biol), B

Medical Physiology-BSc (Hons)
P
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Bio)
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)

Medical Physiology-BSc (Hons)
P
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biol
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)

Microbiology-BSc (Hons)
P
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biol
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)

Molecular Biology-BSc (Hons)
P
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry is compu
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry is compulsory, Biology is preferred as a second science subject.)

Neuroscience-BSc (Hons)
P
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biol
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)

Pharmacology and Physiology-BSc (Hons)
P
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biol
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)

Pharmacology-BSc (Hons)
P
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biol
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)

Entry requirements

Age requirement
16
Academic requirements
Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.
English language entry requirements
3 Terms: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all subskills) or equivalent

Dates & Fees


September 2023 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 11 September 2023 - Fri 5 July 2024

January 2024 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 8 January 2024 - Fri 30 August 2024

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available
Degree
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

Biochemistry-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with AA in Chemistry and another science subject (preferably Biology), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Biochemistry-MSci
AAB with AA in Chemistry and another science subject (preferably Biology), grade B in a 3rd subject
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Biology-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Biomedical Sciences with Industrial/Professional Experience-BSc (Hons)
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Biomedical Sciences-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Biomedical Sciences-MSci
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Biotechnology-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Cell Biology-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)

Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychology with Industrial/Professional Experience-BSc (Hons)
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with B in every component

Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology-MSci (Hons)
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Developmental Biology-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Earth and Planetary Sciences-BSc (Hons)
AAB including one science subject
B with no component before B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Genetics-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)

Immunology-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Life Sciences-BSc (Hons)
P
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Medical Biochemistry-BSc (Hons)
P
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry is compu
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry is compulsory, Biology is preferred as a second science subject.)

Medical Biochemistry-MSci
Points: 136, Grades: AAB
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B
AA (Chem, Biol), B

Medical Physiology-BSc (Hons)
P
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biol
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)

Medical Physiology-BSc (Hons)
P
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Bio)
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)

Microbiology-BSc (Hons)
P
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biol
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)

Molecular Biology-BSc (Hons)
P
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry is compu
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry is compulsory, Biology is preferred as a second science subject.)

Neuroscience-BSc (Hons)
P
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biol
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)

Pharmacology and Physiology-BSc (Hons)
P
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biol
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)

Pharmacology-BSc (Hons)
P
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biol
B with no component below B
Grades of AAB (Grade A in two sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Chemistry and Biology are preferred.)