Plant Science with a Modern Language: The University of Manchester

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Degree 
BSc
Address
Plant Science with a Modern Language: The University of Manchester, The Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions Office, Faculty of Life Sciences The University of Manchester, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT, Manchester, United Kingdom
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Subject
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Course Language(s) 
English
Duration 
4 Years
Telephone 
+44 (0)161 275 5032
Fax 
+44 (0)161 275 5456
E-mail 

ug-l...@manchester.ac.uk

Website 
http://www.ls.manchester.ac.uk/undergrad...



Course description

Plant science covers an enormously broad area, incorporating many biological disciplines from genetics, through molecular and cellular biology, to whole organisms. Field studies form an important part of our teaching, and you will attend two field courses, one during the first year and another in the second. The third year of this four year programme is the language placement year, during which students complete a project in a research institution in a country that speaks their chosen language. It is possible to study this programme with French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German or Japanese.

Career opportunities

Plant Science graduates from the University of Manchester go into a variety of careers. About half stay in the life sciences and related disciplines, choosing either to study further research or taught courses such as a Masters or PhD, which could lead onto a career in bioscience, or medicine/dentistry degrees. A significant number go on to complete a science teaching qualification, such as a secondary science PGCE. Graduates from 'with a modern language' programmes 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.

Those that choose a career outside of the life sciences are highly sought after by large multinationals. Graduate programmes in accountancy, finance, law, marketing and publishing are particularly popular choices for graduates from the Faculty who do not wish to stay in science.

Career opportunities

Plant Science graduates from the University of Manchester go into a variety of careers. About half stay in the life sciences and related disciplines, choosing either to study further research or taught courses such as a Masters or PhD, which could lead onto a career in bioscience, or medicine/dentistry degrees. A significant number go on to complete a science teaching qualification, such as a secondary science PGCE. Graduates from 'with a modern language' programmes 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.

Those that choose a career outside of the life sciences are highly sought after by large multinationals. Graduate programmes in accountancy, finance, law, marketing and publishing are particularly popular choices for graduates from the Faculty who do not wish to stay in science.

Entry requirements

  • English language: Either GCSE grade C, IELTS 6.5 (with not less than 6.5 in any component) or an equivalent qualification.
  • A level: Grades AAB-BBB. This should include:
    • 1 of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths and
    • 1 of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Geography, Psychology, Environmental Studies or PE.
  • Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications.
  • GCSE: Minimum grade C in English Language and Mathematics.  An A* in a language at GCSE is required.
  • Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification.
  • International Baccalaureate: 35-32 points overall including 5 or 6 points in Biology and Chemistry at Higher level. For degrees with French, German and Spanish, 5 or 6 points in the language must be achieved at Higher level. For other languages, 5 points is required in a language at standard level.

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