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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Chester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Study the smallest, but most abundant, organisms on the planet, with a focus on those that cause human disease.

Course overview

Having evolved alongside us for millennia, microorganisms have had an extraordinary impact on our development. Whether by driving the formation of our complex immune responses, wiping out swathes of populations via plagues, or by providing a source of antimicrobial compounds, microorganisms have such a vital impact in our lives.

Microbiologists are needed in research to understand how microorganisms cause disease and more importantly, how emerging disease threats and increased antibiotic resistance can be tackled. In addition, microbiologists work in NHS pathology labs diagnosing infectious diseases or in industry, understanding the importance of microorganisms and how they can be exploited for food production, biotechnological and industrial applications.

Why study this course with us?

Microbiology is taught by enthusiastic academic and professional staff who will provide continuous support throughout your studies at Chester Medical School.

The academic staff are research active and continually strive to promote research within areas of biomedical science, in which they have published research findings and discussed their work at national and international conferences. You will have the opportunity to join a research team to undertake your research dissertation in the final year.

This course provides an in-depth understanding of microorganisms, and provides the background necessary to pursue a range of careers relating to microbiology. You should therefore study this course if you have an interest in microbiology, particularly in the context of human health and disease.

Assessment

Learning is assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework. The overall balance between these two forms of assessment is approximately 50:50. Coursework assessments may consist of laboratory reports, data handling exercises, essays, poster and oral presentations, allowing a full range of skills to be developed. The end-of-module assessment is normally by examination, consisting of a combination of multiple choice questions (MCQs), short answer or long answer questions.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

A beautiful, historic and exciting city lies at the heart of the student experience. Chester offers a welcoming community with plenty to keep students busy.
With over 15,000 students from 130 countries, Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe location for an ever-growing number of international students.
International students can choose from over 200 courses across all levels, all with an emphasis on how practical learning increases employability prospects.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    79th out of 100 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    106 48%

    76th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    60th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    60th

    31

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