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Course summary

Our Microbiology and Immunology BSc explores two fascinating and complementary areas of contemporary bioscience. From the biology, biochemistry and physiology of viruses and microorganisms to understanding the immune system in defending the body against infection, you will acquire the knowledge that paves the way for new biotechnological approaches to disease treatment and prevention. Why study Microbiology and Immunology at Keele?

  • Our core laboratory programme is delivered in state-of-the-art laboratories and offers a wide range of final year research projects
  • Gain highly transferable graduate employability skills for use in areas where numeracy and an objective, scientific approach to problem-solving are valued
  • Our innovative assessment methods enable you to replicate the type of tasks you would likely carry out during a career in the field
  • Gain experience in presenting your final year research project in the context of a realistic research conference experience
  • Personalise your studies with a variety of optional modules which explore the vast application of microbiology and immunology to wider public health; major global and societal challenges
Microbiology and Immunology at Keele is designed to help you develop a deep understanding of core molecular biology and biological processes. Our comprehensive laboratory programme covers a diverse range of modern biochemical and molecular techniques designed to train you in the skills needed for a career in the field. The programme also encourages you to develop skills in experimental design through enquiry-based learning and will ensure you acquire both independent and team-based skills. In microbiology you will study the biology, biochemistry and physiology of viruses and microorganisms. You will examine bacteria, fungi and parasites, with a particular emphasis on host-pathogen interactions, the diseases these can cause, the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, as well as their wider application in biotechnology and their critical roles in global ecosystems. In immunology you will study the role of the immune's system in health and disease. You will explore the enormous diversity of the human immune system, the importance of this in host-pathogen interactions and how such knowledge is essential in the development of new biotechnological approaches to disease treatment and prevention, such as vaccines. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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

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Fees and funding

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Microbiology and Immunology at Keele University - UCAS