Virology and Immunology with Study in Industry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    19400 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #61 (ARWU) ,
This four year degree is similar to BSc Virology and Immunology but provides you with the opportunity to gain valuable experience of virology and immunology in commercial or government research as an employee during the third year. This may be in a biotech or pharmaceutical company, or a research institute.

About

Why study Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Bristol?

Cellular and Molecular Medicine courses are flexible and you can transfer between them as your interests develop. They are also available as four-year degrees with Study in Industry; you would transfer to these courses after securing a placement during your second year.

Lectures provide information at the forefront of knowledge about the mechanisms of human disease, reflecting our research which aims to translate laboratory discoveries into clinical application.

Tutorials in small groups provide opportunities to improve your communication skills, strengthen teamwork and gain confidence in data handling and interpretation.

Laboratory sessions underpin learning in the first two years and are integrated with eBiolabs, a dynamic laboratory manual. Project work allows you to develop experimental-design and problem-solving skills.

Your academic personal tutor will follow your progress and is available to give you advice and support throughout your time at Bristol.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

First year
  • Biology of Normal and Tumour Cells
  • Pathological Responses of Cells
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Microbes and Disease
  • Biochemistry
Second year
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Gene Expression and Rearrangement
  • Biomedical Research Employability and Enterprise skills
  • One optional unit: our students have recently chosen anatomy, biochemistry, biology or pharmacology units
Third year

Industrial placement

Third year
  • Research Skills, including a research project and data handling
  • Medical Virology
  • Frontiers in Infectious Diseases
  • Immunopathology and Applied Immunology
  • Plus one additional unit chosen from those offered by Cellular and Molecular Medicine.

Audience

You will be well-suited to this course if you're interested in the causes and mechanisms of human disease, and enjoy practical laboratory and project work. There are also project opportunities for those who prefer reading and exploring a specific subject in depth.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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.

    Take IELTS test

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A-levels (including international A-levels): AAB including chemistry and one other science subject. Alternative Offer ABB including chemistry and one other science or maths plus EPQ grade A in a science topic if third A level is a non-science subject
  • A-levels (including international A-levels): ABB including Chemistry and at least one other science subject or Mathematics
  • IB Diploma: 34 points overall to include 17 points at Higher level with 6, 5 in any order in Chemistry and one other science subject or Mathematics at Higher level.
  • IB Diploma: 32 points overall to include 16 points at Higher level with 5, 5 in Chemistry and one other science subject or Mathematics at Higher level.
  • Cambridge Pre-U: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
  • Access: Pass Access to HE Diploma (Science) including two sciences at Level 3, with at least 30 credits at Distinction including 12 credits in chemistry, and 15 credits at Merit. Health and Social Care or Health Science may also be acceptable; please contact Admissions for guidance on your Access course's content.
  • BTEC: DDD in Science including Distinction in Chemistry units plus A-level grade A in Chemistry
  • SQA: SH: AAABB and AH: AB in Chemistry and another science subject
  • Welsh Bacc: Requirements are as for A-levels where the lowest grade required in a non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core
  • EB: 80% overall with 8.0 in Chemistry and at least one other science
  • International qualifications: Qualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
  • Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent: grade C in English, Mathematics and Science.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19400 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.