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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Microbiology
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

Biology at grade A.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

Biology at grade A.(Chemistry at grade A or Mathematics at grade A or Physics at grade A).

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
38

Grade 6 in Biology and grade 6 in Chemistry or Mathematics required at Higher level. Grade 5 in English at the Standared level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Year 1: Biological chemistry and microbiology; biology of organisms; cell biology and genetics; ecology and evolution. Year 2: Applied molecular biology; genetics; supplementary course from the department of humanities or imperial college business school; tutored dissertation. Final year: Modules include: Advanced topics in plant molecular biology; animal behaviour; cellular signalling and neurobiology; medical microbiology; population and community ecology; stem cells, regeneration and ageing.

Imperial College London

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Fittingly positioned on Exhibition Road London's historical central hub of Science, Technology and Culture Imperial College London is consistently ranked in the top ten of world universities. You will find all 15,000 students share a 'work hard, play hard' attitude. There are 320 different clubs and societies and Imperial graduates have one of the highest average starting salaries in the UK.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

44%
56%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
75%
2%
23%

Year 1

58%
32%
10%

Year 2

49%
41%
10%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
36% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
556 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

4%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
If you want a career in microbiology, then this is the degree to take. Although jobs are very competitive, microbiology graduates who want to leave the lab can find jobs in most industries - not just in health and hospitals, but in the food and drink, water and ecology sectors, too. Only a few hundred people take microbiology courses every year, and going on to further study is fairly common for graduates. Last year was a bit difficult for new microbiology graduates, so the figures above are a bit gloomier than you'd usually expect, but we'd hope they'd improve in the next few year.
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