Explore a fascinating area of biology: a microscopic world inhabited by single-celled organisms which drives all other facets of the natural world. While rooted in the fundamental theories of biological science, our BSc (Hons) Microbiology and Molecular Biology degree is also designed with practical applications in mind. As you progress, you’ll find a real emphasis on the environmental, industrial, clinical and research applications of microbiology and molecular biology and study current techniques, such as next-generation DNA sequencing technology and biotechnology. Study microbiology and molecular biology at Manchester Met and you’ll learn about how biomolecules enable cells to function, the genetics of microorganisms, biotechnology and environmental microbiology. You will explore specialist aspects within the subject as you progress and undertake an independent research project in your third year. Along the way, you’ll develop a valuable set of skills in our laboratories, with an emphasis on how to apply the tools and techniques within biotechnological, medical and environmental microbiology. Our BSc (Hons) Microbiology and Molecular Biology degree also provides the option of spending an extra year expanding your horizons, either studying with one of our partner universities overseas, or working on a placement with a business or non-governmental organisation. FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- 100% of BSc (Hons) Microbiology and Molecular Biology students said the staff were good at explaining things (NSS Survey 2022).
- 100% of BSc (Hons) Microbiology and Molecular Biology students are in graduate work or in further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20).
- You can take the four-year route, spending a year studying abroad in Europe, North America or Australia, or boosting your career prospects with a 9-12 month placement.
- Learn from academics who are involved in research that is ranked fifth place nationally for research impact. 100% of our research impact is world-leading or internationally excellent — and 75% is at the highest 4* level. (Research Excellence Framework 2021).
- We are investing £115m to transform the way we teach and you learn in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Open from Autumn 2023, our new Dalton building will enhance collaboration between students, staff and industry and provide new and improved teaching spaces, including a 200-student capacity Superlab.
- Learn in specialist laboratories, including our dedicated microbiology and cell/molecular biology labs, DNA-sequencing lab and industry standard analytical suite, all giving you hands-on experience of advanced analysis techniques.
- Emphasis on the environmental, industrial, clinical and research applications of cells and molecules, with the flexibility to focus on selected aspects of microbiology and molecular biology according to your special interests.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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GCSE grade C/4 or above in English Language or Pass in Level 2 Functional Skills English and GCSE grade C/4 or above in Mathematics or Pass in Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics The level 2 requirements may also be met through the level 3 course requirements for the course; please contact the University directly if you require further information.
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