Applied Microbiology at University Centre St Helens - UCAS

Course summary

Applied Microbiology is a laboratory-based science which closely studies and analyses the microorganisms that impact on the health of human beings, animals and plant life. One of only a few degrees in the country of its type and designed in consultation with local and regional employers in response to the changing needs of the industry, this degree provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of the fascinating world of bacteria and viruses, paying attention to microbes of medical importance. This degree is a clear avenue of entry to a range of career paths with the potential to progress into a range of fields, from biotechnology and medical research to bioterrorism and climate change.


Year 1: Principles of Microbiology, Basic Biochemistry, Data Analysis, Biology of Disease, Microbiological Laboratory Techniques, Parasitology. Year 2: Food and Industrial Microbiology, Microbial Physiology, Microbial Genetics, Medical Microbiology, Work-based Learning, Project.

Assessment method

Assessment is employed throughout the duration of the course through both formative and summative assessment including presentations, case studies, essay plans, question and answer sessions. You will also be assessed through essays, exams, laboratory assignments and portfolios of work.

How to apply

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University Centre St Helens
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss national, you may need to apply for a Tier 4 visa in order to enter and study in the UK. However, please note that University Centre St Helens does not hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence to support student visa applications.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7995 Year 1
Scotland £7995 Year 1
Wales £7995 Year 1

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Applied Microbiology at University Centre St Helens - UCAS