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International Foundation in Biosciences

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Bioscience-related subjects at The University of Manchester.

Course features

  • 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.
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A quality-assured university programme, validated by NCUK.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

UKVI IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
10 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £17,155
9 September 2019 12 June 2020 3 Terms
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Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
A row of INTO Students using microscopes

Gain a thorough understanding of medically-related disciplines, from cell biology to pharmacology and genetics, with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. There is a strong practical element to this course, making it the ideal starting point for a career in medicine – in and outside the lab.

You’ll learn how to apply your learning through research, treatment and health monitoring. You can also set yourself apart from other graduates when you finish your course by taking a year’s work placement, modern language learning or an integrated master’s as part of your degree.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

UKVI IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
10 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £17,155
9 September 2019 12 June 2020 3 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
A row of INTO Students using microscopes

Gain a thorough understanding of medically-related disciplines, from cell biology to pharmacology and genetics, with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. There is a strong practical element to this course, making it the ideal starting point for a career in medicine – in and outside the lab.

You’ll learn how to apply your learning through research, treatment and health monitoring. You can also set yourself apart from other graduates when you finish your course by taking a year’s work placement, modern language learning or an integrated master’s as part of your degree.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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
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