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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 Biology (Microbiology) course offers you the chance to study and research topical, worldwide issues - preparing you for a rewarding career as a Microbiologist.
The integrated foundation year will enable you to acquire the core skills needed to progress onto the full degree programme.
Why Choose University of Cumbria
Study in our new £3.5 million state-of-the-art labs to gain the practical skills employers demand
Boost your employability by planning and conducting experiments independently
Taught by academic staff passionate about their field and involved in research, which will keep you informed with the latest microbiological developments
Small class sizes so we get to know you and can closely guide and support you
Flexible modules enable you to carve the course to suit your intended career path
Learn and study genetics, their patterns of inheritance and mutations
We aim to boost your knowledge and research of topical issues affecting individuals worldwide
- Access to journals and research papers, keeping your learning up-to-date
You'll be ideally suited for work in the food, water, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. The skills you learn will prove invaluable for careers in hospitals, government laboratories or teaching, as well as more generally in finance, IT and management.
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||Carlisle - Fusehill Street|
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:
|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
|Northern Ireland||£6,000||Year 1|