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Virology and Immunology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (QS) ,
Years one and two in the Virology and Immunology programme from the University of Bristol provide a broad background in biomedical science, as well as information about viruses and the diseases they cause. You will study the immune system and how it controls infection. 

About

During the Virology and Immunology programme from the University of Bristol you will learn about autoimmune diseases that can occur if the immune system attacks the body's own tissues rather than an infectious agent.

In your final year you will review the main viral diseases of humankind in terms of their natural history, biology, molecular biology, immunology, pathogenesis and epidemiology. These include HIV, hepatitis B and C, papilloma, influenza and measles, among others.

You will learn about cutting-edge issues in virology and immunology, including emerging viruses such as the Marburg and Ebola viruses. You will also learn about the problems associated with the production of vaccines. You will normally work on a research project in either virology or immunology.

A four-year programme, BSc Virology and Immunology with Study in Industry, is available by transfer after securing a placement during the second year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • 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
  • Biochemistry: Cellular Processes
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology
  • Gene expression and rearrangement
  • Infection and Immunity

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

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Academic Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: AAB including Chemistry and another 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 Applies to you

    22300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    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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