BSc Biology with Business and Management with Industrial-Professional Experience (4 years)

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  • Entry requirements
    Selected entry requirements English language: Either GCSE grade C in English Language, IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.5 in any one component) or an equivalent qualification. A level: Grades AAB-BBB. This should include 2 science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry (normally to be taken in one sitting). General Studies is welcomed, but is not normally included as part of the offer. AS level: 2 AS levels are acceptable in place of the third non-science A-level. GCSE: Minimum grade C in English Language and Mathematics. International baccalaureate: 35-32 points overall including 5 or 6 points in two sciences at Higher level, normally Biology and Chemistry. Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
  • Academic title
    BSc Biology with Business and Management with Industrial/Professional Experience
  • Course description
    Course description
    This four-year degree programme adds a year of industrial experience or professional training to the three-year programme.

    Students on this degree programme take two thirds of their units from the Faculty of Life Sciences and the remainder from the Manchester Business School. The first year, and to a lesser extent the second year, provide a basis for specialisation within biology. Students take 100 credits of biology units and 20 credits of business units in year one. The second year comprises 80 credits of biology and 40 of business and the final year is half biology and half business. The course prepares students for jobs in business that require a high level of scientific literacy.

    Course content for year 1
    100 credits in Biology courses

    20 credits in compulsory Business/Management courses

    Course content for year 2
    80 credits in Biology courses

    40 credits in compulsory Business/Management courses

    Course content for year 3
    The third year of this four year programme is the placement year, during which students complete a research project in an institution in the UK or abroad. The University assists students in finding placements and currently has established links with approximately three hundred institutions, ranging from botanical gardens to the pharmaceuticals industry.

    Course content for year 4

    60 credits in Biology courses

    60 credits in compulsory Business/Management courses

    Career opportunities
    Graduates will be trained to enter a wide range of careers including biological employment (especially the pharmaceutical sector), scientific project management, management of intellectual property, computer and IT industries, retail management and the financial sector. The 3 year honours degree provides an excellent foundation for advanced study to MSc or PhD level or for enrolling on conversion courses such as accounting and law. Historically, graduates associated with Manchester Business School are highly sought after, with many going on to blue chip companies, merchant banks and leading private and public sector graduate training schemes.

    Course fees: For entry in 2008 are £3,145 per annum for home/EU students and £12,900 per annum for international students.

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