• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
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Overview

International Foundation in Biosciences features at The University of Manchester:

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules.
  • Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. Assessment will be by:

  • coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experiment reports, computer use)
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English is through NCUK's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills
  • Information Communication Technologies
  • Independent Research
  • Mathematics

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Age requirements: 16 years and above
  • Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17795 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17795 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £5,000 off your tuition fees.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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