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Microbiology with Foundation Year University of Surrey Degree level: Undergraduate

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Why choose this course
Surrey is one of the UK's leading universities for biological sciences, with our courses ranked in the top 10 in the Guardian University Guide 2019.

This incredibly comprehensive modular course allows you to gain a solid grounding right across the breadth of the subject, including microbial physiology and genetics, biotechnology, infectious disease, systems biology and immunology. Our BSc Microbiology course has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

What you will study
Microbiology is the study of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa. These agents have a huge impact on human health and disease, the environment, the food industry and the pharmaceutical and chemicals industries. Our understanding of their importance continues to grow as microbiologists apply techniques such as genome sequencing and systems biology in their research.

From discoveries about the influence of the microbiome on our health, to emerging disease threats and the increase of antibiotic resistance, microbiology is a dynamic discipline and the course is regularly updated to reflect the topics that are focusing the attention of professional scientists.

This course is flexible, letting you select from a range of biosciences modules so you can supplement your micriobiology knowledge with related disciplines such as pathology, food science and pharmacology.

Our range of teaching and assessment methods will give you a range of skills to prepare you for employment in academia, industry and government.

Foundation year
The BSc Microbiology with foundation has an additional year of study designed to support your transition on to latter years of the course. You will study full-time for one year at foundation level, and after successfully completing it you will be ready to move on to the next three years of the course. The structure of the foundation year will provide you with a mix of subject-specific content in biology, chemistry and mathematics as well as academic skills development, providing you with an excellent grounding for your studies.

This qualification is subject to approval. This means that it has received initial agreement from the University and is currently undergoing a detailed final approval exercise, through the University’s quality assurance processes.

Course details

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code C506
Institution code S85
Campus name Stag Hill
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level CCC Overall:
CCC

We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers.

Required subjects:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics

GCSE or Equivalent:
English and Mathematics grade C (4) (or equivalents may be considered).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Overall:
MMM

Required subjects:
Please contact us to discuss suitability.

GCSE or Equivalent:
English and Mathematics grade C (4) (or equivalents may be considered).
Access to HE Diploma D: 21 credits
M: 3 credits
P: 21 credits
Overall:
QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 21 at Distinction, 3 at Merit and and 21 at Pass

Required subjects:
Must include 15 level 3 credits in Science.

GCSE or Equivalent:
Inclusion of GCSE English and Mathematics equivalent within Access programme (or equivalents may be considered).
Scottish Higher BBBCC Overall:
BBBCC

Required subjects:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics

GCSE or Equivalent:
Scottish National 5: English Language and Mathematics grade C (or equivalents may be considered).
Extended Project A Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will receive our standard A level offer, plus an alternate offer of one A level grade lower, subject to achieving an A grade in the EPQ. The one grade reduction will not apply to any required subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE or Equivalent:
English and Mathematics grade C (4) (or equivalents may be considered).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points Overall:
30

Required subjects:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics

GCSE or Equivalent:
English and Mathematics HL4/SL4 (or equivalents may be considered).
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC Overall:
CCC

Required subjects:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics

GCSE or Equivalent:
Scottish National 5: English Language and Mathematics grade C (or equivalents may be considered).
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Overall:
Pass overall with CCC from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A levels. Applicants taking an A level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.

Required subjects:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics

GCSE or Equivalent:
Inclusion of GCSE English and Mathematics equivalent within the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (or equivalents may be considered).


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element

View the other English language qualifications that we accept:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/international/english-language-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see our website for up-to-date information on our fees for 2020/21: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate-2020-entry

Provider information

Visit our website

University of Surrey
Guildford
GU2 7XH


Course contact details

Admissions Services

+44(0)1483 682222