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Cancer Biology and Immunology University of Bristol Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Silver

University of Bristol has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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In your first year you will gain a broad understanding of the biology of normal and cancerous cells. In addition to studying the immune system, you will take pathology, microbiology and biochemistry units.

In the second year you will study the cellular and molecular basis of cancer and its therapy, as well as autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes and arthritis, and human cancers caused by viruses, such as papilloma and hepatitis B. You will take molecular genetics and an optional unit, possibly biochemistry or pharmacology, from a selection offered by other schools.

All practical teaching in years one and two is supported by the eBiolabs dynamic laboratory manual.

In the final year you will undertake a research project or scientific dissertation, working in a research group in our Biomedical Sciences Building or in one of the surrounding hospitals. Your work may even be published in scientific literature.

A four-year BSc Cancer Biology and Immunology with Study in Industry is available by transfer after securing a placement during your second year.

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

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Course code B131
Institution code B78
Campus name Main Site
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

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - AAB Standard offer: AAB including Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject.

Contextual offer: BBB including Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject or ABC including AB (in any order) in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject

Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD DDD in Applied Science (2016 series) with Distinction in all of units 13, 14 and two of 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 20 or 21; or BTEC in Applied Science (any series) plus A in A-level Chemistry
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma (Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, and 15 credits at Merit, including both Chemistry and another science with 12 graded level 3 credits each at Distinction
Scottish Higher AAABB Standard Higher: AAABB
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 - M2, M2, M2 Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 - 31 points Standard offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject.

Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5, 5 at Higher Level in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject.

Please visit:
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
Scottish Advanced Higher AB Advanced Higher: AB (in any order) in Chemistry and another science/mathematics subject.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

European Baccalaureate offer: 80% overall with 8.0 in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject.

Science practicals: A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected.

Core science/mathematics subjects include Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

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

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2020/cellular-molecular/bsc-cancer-biology-immunology/

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £10,750 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £24,000 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

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University of Bristol
Senate House
Tyndall Avenue
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BS8 1TH


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