Microbiology and Immunology at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Swansea University (Prifysgol Abertawe)

Microbiology and Immunology

Course summary

Microbiology is the branch of science that focusses on the study of microorganisms, exploring all forms of microscopic life from bacteria to fungi, protozoa, and even non-living viruses. Alongside this, immunology is the study of the immune system, and how the human body protects itself against these organisms by a number of different pathways and processes. This programme will focus on the structure, function, and behaviour of these microorganisms, how they interact with their environment, their ability to cause human disease, and their potential for industrial applications. This interdisciplinary programme will both bring these two areas together, focusing on how they interplay with one another in response to infectious diseases as well as considering disorders that occur as the result of a malfunctioning immune system. Industrial and research applications, such as the development of novel antimicrobials, and innovative immuno-therapeutics will root the programme in real world applications. Microbiology and immunology represent disciplines that are not only foundational to our understanding of health and disease but are also integral to various industries. There is a growing demand for experts in these fields, driven by an increasing focus on healthcare, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and the broader life sciences sector, translating into excellent prospects for our graduates. You will benefit from access to the state-of-the-art research facilities at the Medical School, including bioanalytical equipment such as DNA and protein analytical equipment, flow cytometry for cellular characterisation, real time cell metabolism analysis and computer-based image analysers for molecular or cellular studies. You will also be taught by researchers working in the fields of microbiology, immunology and bioinformatics, providing real life, working examples of research in practice on this degree programme.


Year 1 Eukaryotic Cell Biology Skills for Medical Sciences Academic support and professional development Introductory Biochemistry Introduction to Genetics and Evolution Human Physiology “Immunology Insights” “Disease Dynamics” “Rigorous Research” Year 2 Human and Medical Genetics Communicating Medical Sciences Introduction to Health Data Science “Immunopathology Insights” “Medical Microbiology” Biostatistics Skills for Researchers “Molecular Metabolism” “Disease Dynamics: Virology” “Drug Discovery and Development” Year 3 Capstone Project Being a Medical Scientist “Bioinformatics and Biostatistics” “Problematic Pandemics and Infectious Incidents” “Cutting-Edge Concepts in Microbiology & Immunology” “Manipulating Microorganisms” “Immunotherapeutic Innovations”

Assessment method

Learning will be facilitated using a student-centred approach that includes lectures, practical laboratories, self-directed learning, virtual simulations, small-group sessions, tutorials, and workshops.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University


Fees and funding

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Microbiology and Immunology at Swansea University - UCAS