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University of Bristol

Medical Microbiology

UCAS Code: C521

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-B,B,B

Standard offer: AAB including Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject. Contextual offer: BBB including Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject, or ABC including AB (in any order) in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass Access to HE Diploma (Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, and 15 credits at Merit, including both Chemistry and another science with 12 graded level 3 credits each at Distinction.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2-M2,M2,M2

Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-31

Standard offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject. Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5, 5 at Higher Level in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

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

DDD

DDD in Applied Science (2016 series) with Distinction in all of units 13, 14 and two of 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 20 or 21; or BTEC in Applied Science (any series) plus A in A-level Chemistry.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Advanced Higher: AB (in any order) in Chemistry and another science/mathematics subject.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Standard Higher: AAABB

Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

UCAS Tariff

104-153

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

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Microbiology

In your first year you will gain a broad understanding of biomedical science and take units in microbiology and diseases caused by microorganisms. In addition to learning about the immune system, you will also study pathology and biochemistry.

In year two you will study the cellular and molecular basis of human diseases caused by microorganisms, such as shigella and tuberculosis, and viruses. As well as learning about the immune response to a variety of infectious microbes, you will investigate how bacteria acquire antibiotic resistance.

Our eBiolabs dynamic laboratory manual is available to help you prepare for practical laboratory sessions in the first and second year.

In your final year you will take three infection units and an optional unit. You will also undertake a research project or scientific dissertation working in a research group either within the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine or in one of the surrounding hospitals. Your work may even be published in scientific literature.

A four-year course, BSc Medical Microbiology with Study in Industry, is available via transfer after securing a placement during your second year.

Modules

Find out more about the course structure and units available for Medical Microbiology: https://www.bris.ac.uk/unit-programme-catalogue/RouteStructure.jsa?byCohort=N&ayrCode=19%2F20&programmeCode=7PANM016U

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£10,750
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bristol

Department:

School of Medical Sciences

TEF rating:

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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?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

£21,500
high
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Business, research and administrative professionals
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.

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