University of Bristol has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
In your first year you will gain a broad understanding of biomedical science and take units in microbiology and diseases caused by microorganisms. In addition to learning about the immune system, you will also study pathology and biochemistry. In year two you will study the cellular and molecular basis of human diseases caused by microorganisms, such as shigella and tuberculosis, and viruses. As well as learning about the immune response to a variety of infectious microbes, you will investigate how bacteria acquire antibiotic resistance. Our eBiolabs dynamic laboratory manual is available to help you prepare for practical laboratory sessions in the first and second year. In your final year you will take three infection units and an optional unit. You will also undertake a research project or scientific dissertation working in a research group either within the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine or in one of the surrounding hospitals. Your work may even be published in scientific literature. A four-year course, BSc Medical Microbiology with Study in Industry, is available via transfer after securing a placement during your second year.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB - AAB||Standard offer: AAB including Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject. Contextual offer: BBB including Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject, or ABC including AB (in any order) in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||DDD in Applied Science (2016 series) with Distinction in all of units 13, 14 and two of 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 20 or 21; or BTEC in Applied Science (any series) plus A in A-level Chemistry|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits M: 15 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma (Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, and 15 credits at Merit, including both Chemistry and another science with 12 graded level 3 credits each at Distinction|
|Scottish Higher||AAABB||Standard Higher: AAABB|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AB||Advanced Higher: AB (in any order) in Chemistry and another science/mathematics subject|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 - 31 points||Standard offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5, 5 at Higher Level in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, M2 - M2, M2, M2||Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.|
European Baccalaureate offer: 80% overall, with 8.0 in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject Science practicals: A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected. Core science/mathematics subjects include Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£10750||Year 1|
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