Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Microbiology and Immunology BSc with a Foundation Year

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Course summary

Foundation Year Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year. This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele. International Students For International Students, Foundation Years are delivered through our dedicated on-campus provider, Keele University International College. To find out more, visit Microbiology and Immunology Our Microbiology and Immunology BSc explores two fascinating and complementary areas of contemporary bioscience. From the biology, biochemistry and physiology of viruses and microorganisms to understanding the immune system in defending the body against infection, you will acquire the knowledge that paves the way for new biotechnological approaches to disease treatment and prevention. Why choose this course?

  • Our core laboratory programme is delivered in state-of-the-art laboratories and offers a wide range of final year research projects
  • Gain highly transferable graduate employability skills for use in areas where numeracy and an objective, scientific approach to problem-solving are valued
  • Our innovative assessment methods enable you to replicate the type of tasks you would likely carry out during a career in the field
  • Gain experience in presenting your final year research project in the context of a realistic research conference experience
  • Personalise your studies with optional modules which explore the vast application of microbiology and immunology to wider public health; major global and societal challenges
Microbiology and Immunology at Keele is designed to help you develop a deep understanding of core molecular biology and biological processes, by focusing on two complementary areas of contemporary bioscience. Our comprehensive laboratory programme covers a diverse range of modern biochemical and molecular techniques designed to train you in the skills needed for a career in the field. The programme also encourages you to develop skills in experimental design through enquiry-based learning and will ensure you acquire both independent and team-based skills. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

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Microbiology and Immunology BSc with a Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS