This degree programme gives you a thorough grounding in all aspects of biological sciences, allowing you to develop your own interests and tailor your learning to your career aspirations. Throughout the course, you will acquire a wealth of practical skills in state-of-the-art laboratories using the latest equipment. You will also have the opportunity to undertake fieldwork both in the UK and overseas. Areas of study include molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, physiology, plant biology, behaviour, population biology, ecology and biodiversity, and conservation. The option to study in Europe, North America or Australasia gives you the opportunity to expand your horizons and spend the third year at a university overseas. Alternatively, you have the option of spending your third year working on a “sandwich” placement in industry or relevant non-governmental organisation (NGO) or other organisation, before returning to Manchester for the final year of your course. Features and benefits of the course : - 100% of students are overall satisfied with the BSc (Hons) Biology course. (From 17 (65%) students who responded to the 2017 National Student Survey.) - The flexible degree courses we offer give you a thorough grounding in relevant aspects of the biological sciences. - Throughout your course, you will acquire practical skills in the laboratory and in the field, both in the UK and overseas. - You will explore topics and issues that impact upon our lives and the world around us and there is a range of exciting and rewarding specialisms to choose from. - You will learn in high specification teaching and research laboratories, which include a specialist microbiology and cell/molecular biology lab, a DNA-sequencing lab, specialist animal behaviour facilities with Ethovision and Observer software, invertebrate behaviour and freshwater biology labs, and controlled environment plant growth chambers. We also have nuclear magnetic resonance, spectrometry and chromatography instrumentation which gives you hands-on experience of advanced analysis techniques. - The four-year route gives you the opportunity to study overseas during your third year in Europe, North America or Australia or you can undertake a 12-month placement in Year 3 to boost your employment prospects. - You will have the opportunity to be involved in fieldwork in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.