A preparation for a wide range of occupations, including those requiring specialist knowledge in microbiology and biotechnology. Microbes are everywhere - inside our bodies, in the air we breathe, even in the food we eat. They are so small that millions can fit into the eye of a needle yet without them we couldn’t exist. Through specialist modules in medical, food and environmental biotechnology, you'll explore how we exploit the diversity of microorganisms in the production of drugs and food and the decontamination of polluted environments. This will prepare you for employment in a wide range of occupations, including those requiring specialist knowledge in microbiology and biotechnology. This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Please visit our website for full course and module details.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Standard Qualification Requirements
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BCC||Including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science or Psychology. GCSE grade C/4 in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry (or Double Award Science at C/4)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. GCSE grade C/4 in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry (or Double Award Science at C/4).|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 12 credits M: 33 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 33 Credits at Merit & 12 Distinction to include Biology or Chemistry or Physics at Level 3. Maths, English, Biology, and Chemistry required at Level 2 or equivalent.|
|Scottish Higher||BBBB||Including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology at Grade B. National 5 C in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry. If you are eligible for an adjusted offer under our Contextual Admissions Policy, please see the ‘Minimum Qualification Requirements’ below.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including a Science^ at minimum grade 5. ^Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics. 4 points in SL Maths, English, Biology and Chemistry.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3||Grades H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Grade O4 at Ordinary Level in English, Maths, Biology & Chemistry.|
Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements HNC - Pass in a related subject** with Grade B in the graded unit. **Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Applied Sciences, Applied Bioscience. SQA Advanced Higher - BBC to include Biology A Level - BBB to include Biology Minimum Year 3 Entry Requirements HND - Pass in a related subject*** with Grade BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units. ***Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Applied Sciences, Applied Biological Sciences.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
|Scottish Higher||BBCC||Including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology at Grade B. National 5 C in English, Maths, Biology and Chemistry also required. The grades listed above are our minimum entry requirements for applicants who meet our widening participation criteria. For further information about our entry requirements and our widening participation criteria as outlined within our Contextual Admissions Policy please visit our website.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|