Microbiology is the study of bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa and viruses, and is of immense importance in relation to the environment, agriculture and food, biomedical sciences and biotechnology. Graduates in Microbiology are therefore highly sought after in these fields. Viruses, bacteria and fungi play major roles in the diseases of man, animals and plants. Microbiologists have been central to their diagnosis and in combating such diseases through the discovery of effective therapies. Microorganisms also play a central role in the biosphere, through environmental processing or recycling of elements and waste products. They are also crucial in the manufacture of fermented foods and beverages.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Your-Country/
GCSE Mathematics and Biology at grade C or better + GCSE Chemistry at grade B or better. GCSE Double Award Science grades BB acceptable in lieu of GCSE Biology and Chemistry. Scottish National 5 Mathematics and Biology at grade C or better + Scottish National 5 Chemistry at grade B or better.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£4630||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£4630||Year 1|