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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Microbiology
Student score
85% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

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

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

120 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma including relevant Biology modules and one A-level or equivalent qualifications

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

including relevant Biology modules

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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


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


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

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. You’ll 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. We are in the top three Universities in the UK for student satisfaction in Biology and 98% of our students would recommend studying here. • We have inspiring learning environments. You'll learn in some of the best teaching laboratories in the UK. • We provide innovative accredited courses. We hold accreditations from the Institutue of Biomedical Science and the Chartered Institutes of Ecology and Environmental Management. • We’re delivering research with impact – Bioscience staff contribute to research activity in a number of areas. NTU has recently been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research – the highest award achievable. • We’re 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. • We’ve got an excellent employability record. Over 98% of NTU Bioscience graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving. (DLHE 2014/15)


Nottingham Trent University

Students on campus Nottingham Trent University

We have earned a reputation for outstanding graduate employability, excellent teaching standards, impressive student services, and a diverse but close-knit student community. Our main city site is ideally located in Nottingham's cosmopolitan centre. We can offer you excellent nightlife, a city bursting with culture, a lively students' union and reliable support throughout your studies.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 85% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
47% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
301 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18.8k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are natural and social science professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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