University Centre St Helens

Applied Microbiology University Centre St Helens Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Chester

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Course summary

Applied Microbiology is a laboratory-based science which closely studies and analyses the microorganisms that impact on the health of human beings, animals and plant life.

The Foundation degree in Applied Microbiology is one of only a few degrees in the country of its type, focusing on applied techniques in microbiology. It has been designed in consultation with local and regional employers in response to the changing needs of the industry. This degree provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of the fascinating world of bacteria and viruses, paying attention to microbes of medical importance.

Providing you with the opportunity to develop the academic knowledge needed to expertly engage with the practical and technical aspects of industry, whilst allowing you to develop the relevant analytical, transferable and work-based skills, the degree is designed as a clear avenue of entry to a range of career paths with the potential to progress into a range of fields, from Biotechnology and Medical Research to Bioterrorism and Climate Change.

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

Assessment is employed throughout the duration of the course through both formative and summative assessment including presentations, case studies, essay plans, question and answer sessions. You will also be assessed through essays, exams, laboratory assignments and portfolios of work.


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 S51
Campus name University Centre St Helens
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:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss national, you may need to apply for a Tier 4 visa in order to enter and study in the UK. However, please note that University Centre St Helens does not hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence to support student visa applications.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points No specific subjects are required.
A level CCC Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.
Access to HE Diploma D: 21 credits
M: 3 credits
P: 21 credits
Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations.

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7,750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,750 Year 1
Scotland £7,750 Year 1
Wales £7,750 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit the University Centre St Helens website for full details of additional costs that relate to this degree course.

Provider information

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University Centre St Helens
SmithKline Beeacham Building
Water Street
St Helens
WA10 1PP


Course contact details

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University Centre St Helens Admissions Team

01744 733766

Fax: 01744 623400