Emphasis is placed on the environmental, industrial, clinical and research applications of molecular biology techniques, particularly focused on DNA research technology. A significant aspect of the course emphasises the application of these technologies within biotechnological, medical and environmental microbiology.
Typical areas of study include: biomolecules; cell-biology; genetics of micro-organisms; environmental microbiology; and techniques and applications in molecular biology. Your final year provides you with the opportunity to specialise in areas such as environmental microbiology, molecular conservation genetics, molecular biology and physiology, genetics and disease, agricultural applications of biotechnology, and microbial and fungal community ecology. Your studies are supported by access to state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Up to 6 years part-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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.Schedule IELTS
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104-112 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BCC-BBC) to include A2 A-level Grade C in Biology (and a Pass in Biology A level Practical)/Human Biology/Applied Science. General studies not accepted.SPECIFIC GCSE REQUIREMENTS
GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language, Science and Mathematics. Level 2 Functional Skills English also accepted.NON TARIFFED QUALIFICATIONS
Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (Science) with a minimum 106 UCAS tariff points.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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