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University of Strathclyde

Immunology and Microbiology

UCAS Code: CC59
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

82%

Subjects
  • Microbiology
Student score
78% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£17.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

Year 1 entry: BBB (two Sciences, including Biology B or Chemistry B; Chemisty (if not at A Level) GCSE B, Maths GCSE B, GCSE English Language B or English Literature B; Year 2 entry: ABB (Chemistry and Biology (AB/BA), Maths and English as for Year 1 entry)

Scottish Highers
AABB-AAAC

Year 1 entry: AABB or AAAC (two Sciences, including Higher Biology B or Chemistry B; Chemistry |(if not at Higher) National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B; Maths National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B; English National 5 B/Standard Grade 2/Int 2 B)

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
30

30 (two Sciences, including Biology HL5 or Chemistry HL5; Chemistry (if not at HL) SL6, Maths SL6, English SL6)

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 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

82%

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

£1,820

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: Bioscience (cellular structure and function; inheritance, molecular biology and biotechnology; microbial and plant bioscience; animal bioscience); chemistry; mathematics, or physics or biophysics; elective classes chosen from courses offered by any department of the University, subject to timetabling restrictions. Year 2: Bioscience (macromolecules; principles of metabolism; cell biology and immunology; genetics; microbes in action); organic chemistry (a shorter course than bioscience); bioscience options from: plant or animal biology, food science, physiology (in 2 parts), microbiology, and applied microbiology; statistics; further electives. Year 3: Classes include: basic immunology; immunochemical techniques and immunoparasitology; intermediary metabolism; molecular genetics; medical microbiology; virology; and method in microbiology. Year 4: In-depth lectures in immunology and microbiology include: malignant disease; pregnancy; autoimmune diseases; neuroimmunology; infectious diseases; parasitology; diagnostics; antibody technology; molecular aspects of microbial physiology; environmental stress and microbial pathogenicity; fermentation; food microbiology; infections; there are also tutorials and laboratory work; students are expected to produce dissertations on approved topics in both immunology and microbiology.

University of Strathclyde

Students on campus,

The University of Strathclyde was established in 1796 as the 'place of useful learning' and today from the centre of the vibrant city of Glasgow it continues to provide its students with a relevant, high-quality education. The global application of research and knowledge exchange ensures Strathclyde takes its place as a leading international technological institution.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
25%
75%

Year 1

28%
72%

Year 2

26%
74%

Year 3

21%
79%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
64%
16%
20%

Year 1

67%
33%

Year 2

53%
47%

Year 3

54%
43%
3%

Year 4

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 89%
Student score 78% LOW
Able to access IT resources

98%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

52%

Feedback on work has been prompt

52%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
61% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
464 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £17.5k MED
Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

10%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

10%

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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