University of Cumbria

Microbiology (with integrated foundation year) University of Cumbria Degree level: Undergraduate

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Microbiology is the study of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa all of which have an impact on human health, the environment, food and pharmaceutical industries. Micro-organisms may be both harmful or beneficial and our understanding of their importance continues to grow through advancements such as genome sequencing.
Micro-organisms affect every aspect of life on Earth. Whether you’re fascinated by the genetics of microbial resistance or aspire to make advances in the fight against disease, our Microbiology course offers you the chance to study and research topical, worldwide issues preparing you for a rewarding career as a Microbiologist.

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 C501
Institution code C99
Campus name Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Campus code F

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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 56 - 72 points Including Biology or Applied Science at Level 3. If you have completed, but not passed Biology or Applied Science at Level 3 you must have a GCSE in Biology at grade B or above (or equivalent BTEC qualification).
A level CD - DDD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP - MMP
Access to HE Diploma M: 21 credits
P: 24 credits
Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at Level 3
Scottish Higher DDDD - CCDD
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English, Maths and Science at Grade 4/C or above


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6,000 Year 1
International £7,500 Year 1
England £6,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,000 Year 1
Scotland £6,000 Year 1
Wales £6,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the first year only. For years 2 - 4, the BA or BSc fee will apply. Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.

Provider information

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University of Cumbria
Registered Office
Fusehill Street
Carlisle
CA1 2HH


Course contact details

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