University of Chester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Microbiology concerns the study of the smallest organisms on the planet. Although small, these organisms have a vital role in health, food and the environment. The microbiologist has a major influence on the production of many foods and drinks both in production of fermentation products and the prevention of food spoilage. During this course you will learn how these fascinating organisms are able to have such a vital role in all aspects of our lives.
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.
Each module is usually assessed through: examination and course work. The proportion will vary between modules, and the coursework may comprise of a written report, a case study, a literature review, a poster or an oral presentation.
The research dissertation will be assessed by the submission of a 4,000 word research paper.
How to apply
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!
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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
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|A level||BCC - BBC||To include A-level Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Science|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||BTEC Applied Science considered|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to HE (Science) Diploma, with 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 must be awarded at Merit, 15 of which must be in Biology|
|Scottish Higher||BBBB||To include Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Science|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||To include 5 or above in HL Chemistry or HL Biology|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3||To include Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Science|
A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|