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.
Please visit our website for information on available modules.
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
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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|Campus name||University Centre St Helens|
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
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.
|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
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7,750||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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