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Course summary

Our BSc Microbiology degree will equip you with a sound scientific grounding in microbiology and its applications in areas including biotechnology, environmental research, food security and human health.

  • We’ll prepare you for careers in a variety of sectors, including agricultural, commercial, environmental, industrial and medical settings.
  • You’ll benefit from over 300 hours of practical classes, where you’ll develop a range of laboratory-based and theoretical skills underpinned by sound scientific practice.
  • As you progress through the course you’ll gain an understanding of how these skills can be applied to solving global health problems through biotechnological innovation.
Why study with us
  • Develop advanced skills and techniques during 300+ hours of practical classes.
  • This course has been designed to meet the needs of industry employers.
  • Engage in interprofessional learning with other healthcare undergraduates.


Foundation Year - FZC018 Study Skills - FZC006 Biology - FZC007 Chemistry - FZC008 Biochemistry - FZC009 Mathematics - FZC010 Physics - Year One - BL1013 Biosciences in Practice - BL1012 Essential Skills in Biosciences - BL1011 Fundamentals of Biosciences - Year Two - BL2018 Microbiology and Global Health - BL2013 Molecules to Cells - BL2011 Bioscience Practical Skills - Year Three (Optional Placement Year) BL2017 - Year Three or Year Four - BL3024 Microbial Biotechnology - BL3013 - Clinical Microbiology for Healthcare Science - BL3011 - Research Project

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6500 Year 1
Scotland £6500 Year 1
Wales £6500 Year 1
Channel Islands £6500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,500, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Microbiology (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS