Microbiology at University of Surrey - UCAS

Microbiology

University of Surrey

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Why choose this course Surrey is one of the UK's leading universities for biological sciences, with our courses ranked in the top 10 in the Guardian University Guide 2019. This incredibly comprehensive modular course allows you to gain a solid grounding right across the breadth of the subject, including microbial physiology and genetics, biotechnology, infectious disease, systems biology and immunology. Our BSc Microbiology course has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. What you will study Microbiology is the study of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa. These agents have a huge impact on human health and disease, the environment, the food industry and the pharmaceutical and chemicals industries. Our understanding of their importance continues to grow as microbiologists apply techniques such as genome sequencing and systems biology in their research. From discoveries about the influence of the microbiome on our health, to emerging disease threats and the increase of antibiotic resistance, microbiology is a dynamic discipline and the course is regularly updated to reflect the topics that are focusing the attention of professional scientists. This course is flexible, letting you select from a range of biosciences modules so you can supplement your micriobiology knowledge with related disciplines such as pathology, food science and pharmacology. Our range of teaching and assessment methods will give you a range of skills to prepare you for employment in academia, industry and government.

Course details

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC501
Institution code S85
Campus nameStag Hill
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - ABB Overall: ABB - BBB We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. Required subjects: Biology or Chemistry and a second science or Mathematics Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. GCSE or Equivalent: English and Mathematics grade C (4).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM - DDD Overall: DDD - DDM in Applied Science (please contact us if you are taking a different BTEC). GCSE or Equivalent: English and Mathematics grade C (4).
Access to HE Diploma Overall: QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including between: 30 at Distinction and 15 at Merit - 27 at Distinction and 18 at Merit Required subjects: This must include 15 credits in Biology and 15 credits in a second science or Mathematics. GCSE or Equivalent: English and Mathematics grade C (4).
Scottish Higher ABBBB - AABBB Overall: AABBB - ABBBB Required subjects: Biology or Chemistry and a second science or Mathematics GCSE or Equivalent: Scottish National 5: English Language - C Scottish National 5: Maths - C
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB - ABB Overall: ABB - BBB Required subjects: Biology or Chemistry and a second science or Mathematics GCSE or Equivalent: Scottish National 5: English Language - C Scottish National 5: Maths - C
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Overall: 32 Required subjects: HL5/SL6 in Biology or Chemistry and a second science or Mathematics GCSE or Equivalent: English and Maths HL4/SL4.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Overall: Pass overall with ABB - BBB from the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A levels. Required subjects: A level Biology or Chemistry and a second science or Mathematics Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. GCSE or Equivalent: English and Mathematics grade C (4).
Extended Project A Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will receive our standard A level offer, plus an alternate offer of one A level grade lower, subject to achieving an A grade in the EPQ. The one grade reduction will not apply to any required subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE or Equivalent: English and Mathematics grade C (4).

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element

View the other English language qualifications that we accept:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/international/english-language-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see our website for up-to-date information on our fees for 2020/21: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate-2020-entry
Microbiology at University of Surrey - UCAS