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Microbiology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Microbiology is the study of organisms that are too small to be seen by the naked eye but which have a profound effect on our lives.

Microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae and protozoa can sometimes be harmful and cause infectious diseases. Others are beneficial and are exploited by biotechnology industries to produce food, alcoholic drinks and drugs.

Until recently many clinicians thought of the diseases caused by microorganisms as largely being solved. This assessment was too optimistic and microbiology is re-emerging as a critical science to face new challenges from organisms that no longer respond to conventional antibiotic treatment or vaccination programmes.

Major emphasis is placed upon laboratory work throughout the Microbiology (Hons) programme of Glasgow Caledonian University  , culminating in a five-day practical molecular biology workshop that brings together theory and practice.

Your career

This fascinating and varied programme can lead to careers in healthcare, food and water industries, biotechnology, the environment, pharmaceuticals and research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Chemistry

  • Cells and Biomolecules

  • Physiology 

  • Core Skills in Biosciences 

  • Introduction to Microbiology

  • Mechanisms of Cellular Regulation

  • Core Skills in Biosciences 

  • Immunology

  • Genomes and Bioinformatics

  • Fundamental Cell Biology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Year 1

  • SQA Higher: Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750.
  • A level: BBC including Chemistry plus GCSE Double Science, English and Maths B/6
  • ILC Higher: H2 H2 H2 H3 including Chemistry at Higher plus Ordinary level English, Maths and Biology at 02
  • IB Diploma: 28 points including Chemistry and Biology
  • Level 3 DMM in relevant subject including Chemistry and Biology
  • HNC: HNC in a relevant subject with B in the graded units and sufficient coverage of chemistry.
  • SWAP Access: SWAP Access to Science Programme at BBB

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • RUK: £9250

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

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