University of Chester

Microbiology (including a Foundation Year) University of Chester Degree level: Undergraduate

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Microorganisms can cause a wide variety of diseases (from influenza to malaria), can destroy crops and yet, we could not survive without them. The increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria is now one of the major concerns in the health service. 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.

Course details

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

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

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 C55
Campus name Chester
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 72 points
A level DDD To include A-level Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry and Science
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP BTEC in Applied Science considered
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma in Science with a pass overall
Scottish Higher CCCC To include Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry and Science
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points To include 4 in HL Biology and 4 in HL Chemistry
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H4, H4, H4, H4 To include Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry and Science

A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs


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

All students (except Internationals) on this programme will be eligible for a £500 cash bursary – only at level 3/Foundation Year. The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.

Provider information

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University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester
CH1 4BJ


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions

01244 511000

Fax: 01244 511300