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University of Strathclyde

Immunology and Microbiology

UCAS Code: CC59
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Microbiology
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£18.7k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Two sciences, – Biology B or Chemistry B; Chemistry (if not at A Level) GCSE B; GCSE Maths B, GCSE English Language B or Literature B.

Scottish Highers

Two sciences – Biology/Human Biology B or Chemistry B; Chemistry (if not Higher) National 5 B; Maths and English National 5 B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

Two science subjects (Chemistry/Biology/Physics) HL5; English SL5; Maths SL5.

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


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

Have an impact on the development of new or improved medicines and the treatment of disease. Immunology is the study of how the body defends itself against disease, includes not only defence against bacteria, parasites or viruses, but also the elimination of cancer and processes such as inflammation and wound healing. It also helps us understand how the immune system is misdirected into attacking the body’s own tissue, leading to diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, or allergy. Microbiology is the study of the smallest living organisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, algae and protozoa. Microbes are a major cause of disease but they can also be useful in industrial processes. You take introductory classes in biochemistry, immunology, microbiology and pharmacology in Years 1 & 2 and whichever biomolecular science degree you apply for, you can defer your final choice of degree until the end of Year 2.


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

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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 90%
Student score 78% MED
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
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
13% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £18.7k MED
Graduates who are elementary sales occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are other administrative occupations


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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