Our biology degree gives you a thorough grounding in all aspects of biological Sciences, allowing you to develop your own interests and tailor your learning to your career aspirations. Taught by research-active academics, the course has been designed to give a wide-ranging experience for students with real-world relevance. A wide range of field trips and laboratory work has been integrated into the course, allowing students to practice and reflect on their applied knowledge and analytical skills. The course begins by laying the foundations in the study of biological molecules and how these function at a cellular level as well as in microorganisms. You will also explore how these topics influence systems biology and study anatomy, physiology, ecology, diversity and biodiversity monitoring. In your second and final Years you can specialise by studying molecular and wet-bench subjects such as molecular biology, biotechnology, microbiology, genetics and genomics, infectious disease and health, forensic DNA profiling; or by studying systems biology subjects such as sex and survival, brain and behaviour, species interactions, the social life of animals, animal behaviour and conservation, tropical field course, vertebrate evolution. You can also study combinations of these different areas for a more general biology degree experience. Study biology at Manchester Met and you’ll have the option to study in Europe, North America or Australasia, giving you the opportunity to expand your horizons and spend the third Year at a university overseas. Alternatively, you have the option of spending your third Year working on a Placement in industry or at a relevant non-governmental organisation (NGO), before returning to Manchester for the final Year of your course.
You must have successfully completed an United Kingdom Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) . Equivalent qualifications may also include a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades. Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted. If you don't meet the entry requirements, there may be other programs you are eligible for that can lead you to your preferred program.
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