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Medical Microbiology, B.Sc.

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  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
In your first year of the Medical Microbiology course from University of Bristol you will gain a broad understanding of biomedical science and take units in microbiology and diseases caused by microorganisms. In addition to learning about the immune system, you will also study pathology and biochemistry. 

Overview

In year two of the Medical Microbiology course from University of Bristol, you will study the cellular and molecular basis of human diseases caused by microorganisms, such as shigella and tuberculosis, and viruses. As well as learning about the immune response to a variety of infectious microbes, you will investigate how bacteria acquire antibiotic resistance.

Our eBiolabs dynamic laboratory manual is available to help you prepare for practical laboratory sessions in the first and second year.

In your final year you will take three infection units and an optional unit. You will also undertake a research project or scientific dissertation working in a research group either within the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine or in one of the surrounding hospitals. Your work may even be published in scientific literature.

A four-year programme, BSc Medical Microbiology with Study in Industry, is available via transfer after securing a placement during your second year.

Teaching

The typical percentage of time spent in different learning activities for this course based on student choices.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamentals of Molecular  Microbiology 
  • Medical Microbiology and Infectious  Diseases 
  • Normal and Tumour Cells 
  • Disease and Defence 
  • Biochemistry: Cellular Composition 
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Infection and Immunity

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

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General Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: AAB including Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject
  • A-level Contextual offer: BBB including Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject, or ABC including AB (in any order) in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject
  • Science practicals A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject
  • Cambridge Pre-U offer: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 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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  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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