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Microbiology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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You will use our Super Lab to learn a wide variety of microbiological techniques. You'll understand how genetically modified microbes are used to combat pests and disease in crops without the need for chemical sprays; and valuable products like insulin for diabetes and vaccines against diseases are made cost effectively and efficiently through the use of modified microbes.

Topics include:

  • genetics
  • cell biology
  • microbial physiology
  • virology


Recent destinations of graduates of the Microbiology (Hons) programme from the University of Nottingham include:

  • research in microbiology in research institutes and universities
  • pharmaceutical and food industries
  • healthcare and medicine research and development
  • agricultural and environmental disciplines
  • biotechnology research
  • advisory and management roles in government agencies such as Defra, the Food Standards Agency and the Health Protection Agency
  • scientific writing and communication 


Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Micro-organisms and Disease
  • The Physiology of Microbes
  • Microbes and You
  • Applied Genetics
  • Biochemistry -The Building Blocks of Life
  • Genes and Cells

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • A levels: AAB-ABB, including at least two science-based subjects at A level, and an additional A level or equivalent.

  • General studies, critical thinking, citizenship studies and leisure studies are not accepted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23760 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23760 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Loughborough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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