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Medical Microbiology BSc (Hons)

University of Leeds

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The study of medical microbiology at the University of Leeds requires expertise in a range of areas, such as immunology, genetics, biochemistry and cell biology, which we'll train you in throughout your undergraduate degree.You’ll be introduced to topics affecting health on a global scale, such as how pathogens like Ebola virus and bird flu emerge, how bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics and how infectious agents hide from the immune response.There’s a focus on practical and analytical training in microbiological and molecular techniques, including the chance to carry out an extended medical microbiology-themed research project in your final year. These experiences will equip you for a wide range of future careers in scientific and health research, and beyond.Microbiology is the study of living organisms that are too small to be visible with the naked eye, including bacteria, fungi and viruses. You will be able to make an impact with this degree as medical microbiology focuses on the ways in which microbes affect our health, highlighting the importance of microbiology in medicine.**Course highlights:**- An opportunity to study disciplines complementary to medical microbiology such as biochemistry and benetics.- A wide range of research-led optional modules including cell biology of disease, introduction to pharmacology, chemotherapy and the power of genomics.- 100% student satisfaction for Microbiology (NSS 2019).- Extensive training opportunities in medical microbiological and molecular techniques – essential for careers in scientific research.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : AAB

BSc: AABMBiol: AAAIncluding biology or chemistry and another science or science-related subject. Critical thinking and general studies excluded.We accept the following:• Science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics.• Science-related subjects: computing, environmental science, food science, geography, geology, PE, psychology, science in society, statistics, use of mathematics.Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in additi


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University information

University of Leeds

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  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 100 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    150 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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