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Microbiology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) London, Canada
Microbiology program at Western University - Canada is dedicated to the study of microorganisms and the immune system. Faculty explore the structure, chemistry, genetics, and behaviour of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, mammalian cells, and the immune system. 

Overview

Students in this Microbiology program at Western University - Canada apply the techniques of microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, and cell biology to both fundamental and medical problems. We study not only many interesting microorganisms, but how they behave in the environment or how they influence the immune system. Areas of health research studied include diabetes, arthritis, gene therapy, tumor biology, viral host interactions, resistance of cancer cells to chemotherapeutic agents, pathogens in the hospital setting, genetic control of cell surfaces of microbes, autoimmunity, and cell-to cell communication during the immune response. 

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology offers courses to explore many of these topics. Education of future scientists, health care professionals, and informed citizens is an important mandate of our Department.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Admission is offered on a rolling basis beginning in January. Space is limited, so you should apply well in advance.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology of Infection and Immunity
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Biological and Social Determinants of Infectious Disease
  • Microbiology Laboratory
  • Immunology Laboratory
  • Microbiology & Immunology for Nursing Students
  • Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Molecular Virology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    83

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

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General Requirements

  • Completion of the entire Diploma including the Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay
  • Passes in a minimum of 6 subjects of which 3 must be at the Higher Level
  • A minimum grade total of 28 including points awarded for the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge
  • No mark less than 4 on any individual course
  • Prerequisites for your program as specified by Western 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28743 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28743 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6723 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6723 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1037 - 1630 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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