University of Chester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
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:
|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
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|