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Microbiology MBiol (Hons)

University of Leeds

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  • Qualification

    Master of Biology - MBiol (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Microbiology is the study of organisms that are too small to be visible with the naked eye, including bacteria, fungi and viruses. This area of science is fundamental to the understanding of life on this planet – from human and animal disease, better food production and microbial involvement in global cycles.You’ll study a range of microbiological topics, such as bacterial resistance to antibiotics, use of microbes in biotechnology, and how new pathogens such as the cause of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) emerge and cause disease.You’ll develop your specialist knowledge, while building on foundations of molecular and cellular biology, with areas such as immunology, genetics, biochemistry and cell biology.Our optional integrated Masters (MBiol) offers you an additional year of specialist training, to study advanced research topics and undertake your own extended research project.**Course highlights:**- Choose between our Microbiology and Medical Microbiology degree programme.- An opportunity to study disciplines complementary to microbiology such as biochemistry and genetics.- A wide range of research-led optional modules including applied biology and agriculture, introduction to pharmacology, chemotherapy, and introduction to bioinformatics.- Extensive training opportunities in 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

    20th out of 100 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    150 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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