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Microbiology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #9 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Microbiology programme at Imperial College London aims to understand the behaviour of living systems from the level of cells up to whole organisms and ecosystems.
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Overview

This specialist Microbiology course from Imperial College London focuses on all types of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi and viruses.

You will acquire all the skills you need for a career in modern microbiology, covering the fundamental science of different types of microorganism as well as the important biotechnological, industrial, medical, food and agricultural applications.

Assessment

You will be assessed by a combination of:

  • Coursework
  • Essays
  • Individual research
  • Laboratory write-ups
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Written examinations

Careers

Life sciences graduates enjoy excellent career opportunities. Most of our graduates study for a higher degree in life sciences and many follow careers in the field, particularly in the research and management areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, biomedical science, food technology, agrisciences, and pest, disease and environmental management.

Similar opportunities exist for life scientists in government and independent laboratories involved in medical research, public health, forensic investigation, disease research, conservation, and pollution. Some of our graduates also go on to work in medical careers, become teachers, or even work in the media.

Recent graduates of the Department have become:

  • Genome Scientist, Illumina
  • PhD student, Sir Francis Crick Institute
  • Communications Manager, Orangutan Project, Borneo
  • Investment Analyst, JP Morgan
  • Clinical Data Manager, Institute of Cancer Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Chemistry and Microbiology
  • Biology of Organisms
  • Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Applied Molecular Biology
  • Bacterial Physiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    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:

    6.5

    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

A-levels

Minimum entry standards

  • A in Biology
  • A in Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics
  • A in another subject

International Baccalaureate

Minimum entry standards

  • 6 in Biology at higher level
  • 6 in Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics at higher level
Advanced Placements
  • 5 in Biology
  • 5 in Chemistry, Physics (B or C) or Calculus (AB or BC)
  • 5 in another subject

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33000 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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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