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University of Strathclyde

Microbiology

UCAS Code: C500

Master of Science - MSci

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,B

Chemistry B, Biology B, GCSE Maths 6/B, GCSE English Language 6/B or Literature 6/B.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Two science subjects – Chemistry/Biology/Physics HL5, English SL5, Maths SL5.

Scottish HNC

Pass

Graded Unit A.

Scottish HND

Pass

Graded Units BB.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B-A,A,B,B,C

Chemistry B, Biology/Human Biology B, Maths and English National 5 B.

UCAS Tariff

120-141

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

60%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Microbiology

Have an impact on the development of new or improved medicines and the treatment of disease.

Why Microbiology at Strathclyde?
13th in the UK for Biological Sciences (Complete University Guide 2019).
Our courses are underpinned by our strong research base, links with industry, the NHS and international partners.
Accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology.
Opportunity to study and take part in lab-based research abroad.
Choose at the end of Year 2 to progress to single, joint Honours or an Integrated Masters degree in any of the biomolecular sciences.
Our MSci programmes are appropriate if you are interested in an academic or research-related career.

Your Career
Graduates have found jobs in the development of drugs, food processing, protecting the environment, fighting disease or slowing the ageing process. Recent graduates are working in a variety of positions including research in academia, NHS/private sector laboratory technician, clinical support worker, and in areas such as medical writing, clinical drug trials, medical sales, and production control. The transferable skills you gain will prepare you for a career not only in science but also in areas such as finance, management, marketing, sales, business and media. IBMS accreditation of the BSc Honours in Biomedical Science ensures that this degree meets the academic requirements for registration as a biomedical scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council which is essential if you wish to pursue a career in an NHS laboratory.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£19,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Strathclyde

Department:

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences

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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.

80%
med
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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

87%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Science, engineering and production technicians
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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