Microbiology with a Placement Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

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Overview After the pandemic, societal awareness of the importance of microbiology has never been more evident. However, aside from the pandemic, microbiology underpins many other major issues of our time, and we need to train the next generation of microbiologists to be able to address these problems. Microbes impact the health and wellbeing of humans and animals in a variety of ways. Problems include superbugs resistant to the majority of clinically available antibiotics and microbes as the causative agent of chronic diseases such as cancer. Microbes are also crucial factors in causing and solving major environmental issues such as production and consumption of greenhouse gases, climate change and the longevity of planet Earth through novel mechanisms of energy production. Using the breadth of experience and research excellence at UEA and at research institutes across the Norwich Research Park, join us to explore and research the diverse and critical impact that Microbiology plays in key aspects of our everyday lives. In the most recent Times Higher Education REF Analysis (2021), we were ranked 17th overall for research quality in Biological Science. About This Course The School of Biological Sciences brings a strong research-led ethos to every course we offer. Microbiology research topics range from the biochemical, molecular and cellular levels to ecological interactions and evolutionary processes. Our degree ensures that the full spectrum of microbiology and underlying concepts are established alongside a basis in other related aspects of Biology including Biochemistry and Genetics. This foundation will be developed through a range of compulsory and optional modules, allowing students to specialise in specific areas of microbiology, as well as a Microbiology focused research project in the final year. Our students benefit from our enviable position as an integral partner of the Norwich Research Park, which is also home to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, and independent, world-renowned research institutes: the John Innes Centre, the Sainsbury Laboratory, the Earlham Institute and the new £75-million Quadram Institute, all of which have microbiology related research programmes and internationally recognized microbiologists. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications and combinations of qualifications - for further information please contact us at https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/undergraduate/bsc-microbiology-with-a-placement-year

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details https://www.uea.ac.uk/apply/our-admissions-policy/english-language-equivalencies

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Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £26100 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Microbiology with a Placement Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS