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University of Surrey

Microbiology (Medical)

UCAS Code: C502
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Microbiology
Student score
77% LOW
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAB - ABB including Chemistry and a second science

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAABB - AABBB including Biology and a second science

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

100%

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

£9,250

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: biochemistry; cell biology; chemistry and mathematics for biosciences; microbiology: an introduction to the microbial world; molecular biology; physiology. Year 2: cellular microbiology and virology; food microbiology: the microflora of food; food science: perception, processing and presentation; introduction to immunology; microbial communities and interactions; molecular biology; pathology and medicine. Year 3: biomedical product discovery; clinical immunology and immunohaematology; epidemiology and control of infectious diseases; metabolic engineering and systems biology; molecular biology and genetics; pathogenesis of infectious diseases; research project.

University of Surrey

University entrance

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

23%
77%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
64%
4%
32%

Year 1

80%
4%
16%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

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 86%
Student score 77% LOW
Able to access IT resources

71%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

75%

Feedback on work has been helpful

57%

Feedback on work has been prompt

50%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

100%

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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
23% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
13% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
424 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

14%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

14%

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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