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Glasgow Caledonian University

Microbiology

UCAS Code: C510

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Including Chemistry plus GCSE Double Science at BB or Biology, English and Maths at B/6

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

with 5 at Higher level in Chemistry and Biology at least at Standard

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3

To include Chemistry plus one other science and essay-based subject (English, History or Modern Studies)

Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

O2

from Maths, English and Biology or Human Biology along with the required subjects and grades from Higher Level

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

in relevant subject including Biology and Chemistry plus GCSE English and Maths at B and Double Science at BB

Year 1 entry: HNC in related subject ;at least 12 credits (B in Graded unit); Year 2 entry: HNC in related subject 15/16 credits (A in Graded unit must include Genetics and DNA Structure/Physiology Units ; HND (min BB in graded unit).

Year 3 entry: HND in related subject (AB in graded units). (If B in GU in Year 1,need A in GU in Year 2)

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

to include Higher Chemistry, one other science and essay-based subject (English, History or Modern Studies) plus Nat 5 Maths, English, Biology or Human Biology at B

UCAS Tariff

108-112

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

82%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Applied microbiology

A wide variety of industries rely upon the specialist skills of the microbiologist. Hence graduates enjoy career opportunities in such diverse fields as healthcare, food and water industries, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and research, both government and academic.

The Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences has an excellent teaching and research record. It combines a friendly learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities. It offers a range of support tailored to individual needs where necessary, including "open door" access. Major emphasis is placed upon laboratory work throughout the programme. This enhances your learning, by linking theory with practice, giving you the lab skills which employers seek.

Assessment methods

The abilities of our students are developed throughout the programme from first year onwards; initially students are introduced to a whole range of skills, including computer competence, laboratory and Assessment Methods.
Assessment methods are designed to produce graduates with a balanced knowledge and understanding of all branches of the subject and to allow our students to become enquiring, independent learners exhibiting high levels of professionalism.
Half of our assessment is practically based, providing hands-on laboratory skills and experience of data handling and presentation which not only makes our programme distinctive but also attractive to employers seeking to find graduates with the necessary skills and competencies.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£11,845
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

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The Uni


Course location:

Glasgow Caledonian University

Department:

Department of Life Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Microbiology and cell science

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
46%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Microbiology and cell science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Natural and social science professionals
18%
Science, engineering and production technicians
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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