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

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

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #44 (QS) ,
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.


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.


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:


    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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

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 Applies to you

    19400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19400 GBP per year and a duration of 48 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 48 months.
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Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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