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Biology of Infectious Disease London Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Why study this course?

The exciting Biology of Infectious Disease BSc (Hons) undergraduate degree will introduce you to the subject of infectious disease, developing the skills you need to become a talented biologist capable of analysing, processing and innovating in this increasingly important field. Special highlights of the course include work-related learning, the chance to create your own unique third year project and access to our state-of-the-art Science Centre.

More about this course

The science of infectious diseases is a modern, cutting-edge topic. Our Biology of Infectious Disease BSc will provide you with a broad knowledge base and deep understanding of the scientific basis of health and disease including the causes and public health impacts of infectious disease, host responses and diagnostic and therapeutic technologies.

You’ll have 12 hours of contact time per week with our research-active academic staff in the form of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and practicals. The teaching team and specially invited guest lecturers will build your competencies in a range of specialist areas including immunology and virology, pathology and toxicology. This will be integrated with both experimental and theoretical work in computing skills and ethics.

There will also be the opportunity to undertake a work-related placement module, enabling you to gain practical experience in your field. Combined with the earlier theoretical work, this will help you develop transferable skills.

In your third year, you’ll work on a unique project where you can analyse your own experimental data in our fully-equipped, state-of-the-art Science Centre with specialist labratories. You’ll also have access to the extensive collection of scientific books and online materials in our library to aid you in your studies.

Course details

Modules

The first year of the course includes modules covering Anatomy and Physiology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry to give you a good background in the essential aspects of biology. In the second year you’ll take a range of modules including Infection Science, parasitology and Tissue Science. In your their third year, you’ll take specialist modules such as Advanced Infection Science, Systems pathology and Immunology and Virology. You’ll also undertake a directed final year research project.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through problem solving exercises, in-class tests, data analysis, practical reports, case studies, extended essays, examinations, research project interim report, oral examination and a dissertation.

Practical skills are assessed through coursework assignments, including those in the project module. Data handling skills are assessed by practical reports, problem solving exercises, oral presentations and examinations.

Formative assessments include group activities in tutorial classes, mini-tests and project workshops.


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 B990
Institution code L68
Campus name Holloway
Campus code O

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
A level CCC Typical offer CCC (96 UCAS points) with CC in Biology and Chemistry).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 18 credits
M: 9 credits
P: 18 credits
Scottish Higher BBBC
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and 4 points in English and Mathematics. Must include Biology and Chemistry.

We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/undergraduate/entry-requirements/

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

These fees are for the 2019–20 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: londonmet.ac.uk/fees2019. Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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