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.

This program is available to study on campus only.

Ready to get your future on track? Study overseas with INTO in March or April and you can progress to university as early as September 2022.

Our six-month university pathway programs - designed for students with a higher level of English - will help you start your degree sooner.

You'll also save time and money with a shorter program - and applying for a Standard Visitor visa is easier.

Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Guaranteed university placement at a UK university for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to modules designed to equip you with the skills you need for university.
  • Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you.
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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 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 January start dates, students must have turned 17 years old by the 31st December immediately preceding the course.

Academic requirements:

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

Entry requirements additional information:

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

Are you a leader? At INTO Manchester, we are committed to awarding gifted and driven international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

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.

Scholarships aren't currently available at INTO Manchester. Keep checking back - our scholarships are regularly reviewed.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
12 September 2022 30 June 2023 3 Terms
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GBP £21,425
9 January 2023 25 August 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
GBP £21,425

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 17.00 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?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
A row of 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.

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
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 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 January start dates, students must have turned 17 years old by the 31st December immediately preceding the course.

Academic requirements:

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

Entry requirements additional information:

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

Are you a leader? At INTO Manchester, we are committed to awarding gifted and driven international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

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.

Scholarships aren't currently available at INTO Manchester. Keep checking back - our scholarships are regularly reviewed.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
11 September 2023 5 July 2024 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
8 January 2024 30 August 2024 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 17.00 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?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
A row of 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.

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
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 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 January start dates, students must have turned 17 years old by the 31st December immediately preceding the course.

Academic requirements:

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

Entry requirements additional information:

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

Are you a leader? At INTO Manchester, we are committed to awarding gifted and driven international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

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.

Scholarships aren't currently available at INTO Manchester. Keep checking back - our scholarships are regularly reviewed.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
12 September 2022 30 June 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
GBP £21,425
9 January 2023 25 August 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
GBP £21,425

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 17.00 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?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
A row of 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.

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
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 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 January start dates, students must have turned 17 years old by the 31st December immediately preceding the course.

Academic requirements:

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

Entry requirements additional information:

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

Are you a leader? At INTO Manchester, we are committed to awarding gifted and driven international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

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.

Scholarships aren't currently available at INTO Manchester. Keep checking back - our scholarships are regularly reviewed.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
11 September 2023 5 July 2024 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
8 January 2024 30 August 2024 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 17.00 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?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
A row of 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.

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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