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Microbiology University of Cumbria Degree level: Undergraduate

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Microbiology is the study of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa all of which have an impact on human health, the environment, food and pharmaceutical industries. Micro-organisms may be both harmful or beneficial and our understanding of their importance continues to grow through advancements such as genome sequencing.

Micro-organisms affect every aspect of life on Earth. Whether you’re fascinated by the genetics of microbial resistance or aspire to make advances in the fight against disease, our Microbiology course offers you the chance to study and research topical, worldwide issues preparing you for a rewarding career as a Microbiologist.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

  • Study in our new £3.5 million state-of-the-art labs to gain the practical skills employers demand

  • Boost your employability by planning and conducting experiments independently

  • Taught by academic staff passionate about their field and involved in research, which will keep you informed with the latest microbiological developments

  • Small class sizes so we get to know you and can closely guide and support you

  • Flexible modules enable you to carve the course to suit your intended career path

  • Learn and study genetics, their patterns of inheritance and mutations

  • We aim to boost your knowledge and research of topical issues affecting individuals worldwide

  • Access to journals and research papers, keeping your learning up-to-date

Graduate destinations
You'll be ideally suited for work in the food, water, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. The skills you learn will prove invaluable for careers in hospitals, government laboratories or teaching, as well as more generally in finance, IT and management.

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 C500
Institution code C99
Campus name Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Campus code F

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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 120 points Must include an A Level in Biology
A level CCC - BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 24 credits
M: 21 credits
Must pass all 60 credits, 45 graded at Level 3
Scottish Higher BBCC - AABB

GCSEs in Maths, English and Science at Grade C/4 or above


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University of Cumbria
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Fusehill Street
Carlisle
CA1 2HH


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