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Microbiology and Molecular Biology with Placement Year BSc (Hons)

Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Explore a fascinating area of biology: a microscopic world inhabited by single-celled organisms which drives all other facets of the natural world. While rooted in the fundamental theories of biological science, our BSc (Hons) Microbiology and Molecular Biology degree is also designed with practical applications in mind. As you progress, you’ll find a real emphasis on the environmental, industrial, clinical and research applications of microbiology and molecular biology and study current techniques, such as next-generation DNA sequencing technology and biotechnology.Study microbiology and molecular biology at Manchester Met and you’ll learn about how biomolecules enable cells to function, the genetics of microorganisms, biotechnology and environmental microbiology. You will explore specialist aspects within the subject as you progress, with the opportunity to specialise in areas like molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics and microbial ecology.Along the way, you’ll develop a valuable set of skills in our laboratories, with an emphasis on how to apply the tools and techniques within biotechnological, medical and environmental microbiology.**FEATURES AND BENEFITS:**- You can take the four-year route, spending a year studying abroad in Europe, North America or Australia, or boosting your career prospects with a 9-12 month placement. This is subject to national and international travel restrictions.- Learn in specialist laboratories, including our dedicated microbiology and cell/molecular biology labs, DNA-sequencing lab and industry standard analytical suite, all giving you hands-on experience of advanced analysis techniques.- Emphasis on the environmental, industrial, clinical and research applications of cells and molecules, with the flexibility to focus on selected aspects of microbiology and molecular biology according to your special interests.- Manchester is on the doorstep of the Peak District National Park and within two hours’ drive of three other National Parks, making it an ideal location to study biology.

Application deadline

15 January

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To include grade C in one of the following subjects: Biology (with Pass in Practical Assessment), Human Biology and Applied Science.

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University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    56th

  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,000 students from more than 130 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    73rd out of 100 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    121 55%

    50th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    73rd

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    54th

    27

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