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Microbiology (with integrated foundation year) BSc (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Carlisle - Fusehill Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Microbiology is the study of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa all of which have an impact on human health, the environment, food and pharmaceutical industries. Micro-organisms may be both harmful or beneficial, and our understanding of their importance continues to grow through advancements such as genome sequencing.Micro-organisms affect every aspect of life on Earth. Whether youÂ're fascinated by the genetics of microbial resistance, historical and current pandemics or aspire to make advances in the fight against disease, our Microbiology course offers you the chance to study and research topical, worldwide issues - preparing you for a rewarding career as a Microbiologist.The integrated foundation year will enable you to acquire the core skills needed to progress onto the full degree programme.**Why Choose University of Cumbria**- Study in our new £3.5 million state-of-the-art labs to gain the practical skills employers demand- Boost your employability by planning and conducting experiments independently- Taught by academic staff passionate about their field and involved in research, which will keep you informed with the latest microbiological developments- Small class sizes so we get to know you and can closely guide and support you- We aim to boost your knowledge and research of topical issues affecting individuals worldwide- Access to journals and research papers, keeping your learning up-to-dateWhether you are learning about clinical and environmental microbiology or researching microbial genetics, our focus on experiential learning means you will have the opportunity to put academic theory into practice in our new laboratories. Small learning groups mean our dedicated tutors are on hand to help with your studies and research. Taught by academic staff passionate about their field you will acquire all the skills you need for a career in microbiology, covering the fundamental science of different microorganisms as well as their applications in industry.Modules studied include Medical Microbiology looking at pathogens of global importance, how they are spread and diagnosed, Microbiological Genetics which identifies how resistance to antibiotics arises and Microbiological Techniques where you will learn classic culturing and molecular identification techniques.The course provides a substantial amount of laboratory based experiential learning alongside small group lectures and tutorials. Collectively these will allow you to broaden your skills sets and ultimately enhance employability. Additionally, the course aims to enhance your communication skills, including the ability to use technical language correctly, present complex concepts and information in a clear and concise manner, both orally and in writing, and interact and communicate effectively.The integrated foundation year will enable you to acquire the core skills needed to progress onto the full degree programme.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 7,500per year

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University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

A number of scholarships for undergraduates to the value of 50% of tuition costs for the first year, including the International Scholarship Programme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    100th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    105 46%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%



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