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Nottingham Trent University

Microbiology

UCAS Code: 350S

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels, including grade B in Biology or equivalent.

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, including relevant Biology modules

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent

120 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualifications, including A-level Biology grade B or equivalent.

120 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-Levels or equivalent qualifications, including A-level Biology grade B or equivalent.

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

DDM

including relevant Biology modules

UCAS Tariff

120

including Biology grade B

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Microbiology

This course provides a solid foundation in microbiology, focusing on microbes and the diseases they cause. It allows you to specialise in your chosen field of interest. This is a highly applied course in which practical work plays a major role. The course has a strong emphasis on practical learning. Youll be hands-on from day one with much of your work being carried out in some of the best laboratories in the UK. Why study Microbiology at Nottingham Trent University? We've got satisfied students. In the latest National Student Survey (2018) we were voted top ten in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Microbiology. We have inspiring learning environments. You'll learn in some of the best teaching laboratories in the UK. Were delivering research with impact Bioscience staff contribute to research activity in a number of areas. NTU has recently been awarded the Queens Anniversary Prize for research the highest award achievable. Were one of the top universities for offering placements. Our courses offer placement opportunities in the UK or abroad, giving you real-life experience employers are looking for, recent placements include NHS, GSK, 2 Sisters food group and AstraZeneca. Weve got an excellent employability record. Over 98% of NTU Bioscience graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving. NTU is in the top 20 universities in the UK for biological science The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019.

The Uni


Course location:

Clifton Campus

Department:

School of Science and Technology

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

89%
high
Microbiology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Microbiology and cell science

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Natural and social science professionals
17%
Science, engineering and production technicians
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

If you want a career in microbiology, then this is the degree to take. The recession hit the job market for microbiologists particularly badly, but things have improved very significantly since then, and microbiologists are now amongst the most employable biological sciences graduates. We don't produce many graduates in the subject every year and a lot take further qualifications on graduating. 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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Microbiology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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