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Biochemistry with a Modern Language (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (QS) Manchester, United Kingdom
The BSc Biochemistry with a Modern Language (Hons) course offered at The University of Manchester will enable you to develop your language skills while studying a subject that forms the basis of virtually all of the biological sciences.
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Overview

Many exciting discoveries made in this area have contributed to our understanding of life, the solving of medical problems, and to the discovery and production of safe and effective drugs.

Studying Biochemistry with a Modern Language (Hons) course offered at The University of Manchester you will learn about topics such as the structure of biomolecules, and how they interact in essential processes and pathways in our cells.

You will also study the actions of enzymes, and how they can be inhibited by drugs, as well as genetic engineering and molecular biology.

We offer French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin for the language component of the course, which includes a year abroad on a research placement.

Career opportunities

Graduates from modern language courses are extremely desirable to employers who require significant relevant work experience. In the growing field of international bioscience research collaborations, graduates with a good command of a foreign language are at a distinct advantage.

Our graduates go into a wide range of sectors. Around a third choose to work in scientific research and development, which may require significant postgraduate study, usually a PhD. Subsequently they secure jobs as researchers working in universities and pharmaceutical and bioscience companies and institutes.

Around two-thirds of graduates choose other career options such as teaching or communicating science, as well as careers unrelated to biological sciences including management, finance, marketing and the civil service.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Academic Tutorials Year 
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • From Molecules to Cells
  • Introduction to Laboratory Science
  • Introduction to Experimental Biology - Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • Genes, Evolution and Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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

A-level

  • They require grades AAA-ABB. Your subjects should include Chemistry and a second Hard Science - Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths. If any of your science A-levels include a separate practical component, you must also achieve a Pass in this component.You must have a grade A in one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths. If your grades are AAB or higher we will accept a grade A in Geography, Psychology, Environmental Studies or PE in place of the second Hard Sciences.
GCSE
  • They require a minimum of grade C (or 4 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) in English Language and Mathematics.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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