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Microbiology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Surrey

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Foundation courses**A foundation year can develop your skills and make it easier to get started at university. It is an extra year of study at the start of your course that leads in to a full degree programme. It’s a great option if:You don’t have the grades for a full degree courseYou have non-traditional qualifications or experienceYou’re starting university after some time away from educationYou’re looking for more support during the transition into university study.**Life as a foundation year student**During a foundation year you’ll learn about your chosen subject, develop your study skills and get used to university life. On successful completion of your foundation year, you’ll be ready to progress to the first year of your degree course.As a foundation year student, you’ll be a full student of the University and part of our community. You’ll have access to all our campus facilities and support.**Why choose this course**- Study a curriculum that explores the latest research, from discoveries about the influence of the microbiome on our health, to emerging disease threats and the increase of antibiotic resistance.- Access our £10 million Innovation for Health Learning Laboratory to analyse the genetic make­up of different types of microbes and use specialist computer software to model microbiological systems and metabolic pathways.- Gain industry experience through our Professional Training placements, where you can work in one of our partner laboratories across the world.- Learn from lecturers who are active researchers in antimicrobial resistance, biotechnology, clinical bacteriology, systems biology and virology. - Join the 97% of our biosciences and medicine graduates who go on to employment or further study.***What you will study**On this course, you’ll learn about bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses, agents that have a huge impact on human health and disease, the environment, and chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries. In your first year, you’ll study topics that are fundamental to microbiology, including bacteriology, biochemistry and genetics, ensuring you have a solid foundation upon which to build the rest of your degree. During your second year, you’ll get the option to study food analysis and quality control, food microbiology, immunology, pathology and pharmacology. In these modules, you’ll explore topics like how to improve the nutritional and eating quality of food products, and foodborne illness, food spoilage and food preservation. In your third year, you’ll study biomedical microbial products, human microbial diseases, and the epidemiology of infectious diseases. You can also choose to explore topics such as animal infectious diseases, gene expression, immunohaematology, and pathogenesis and therapeutics of cancer. You’ll also complete a research project, bringing together all the practical, analytical, and presentation skills you’ve developed.

Application deadline

25 January

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

37% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK – the University of Surrey is truly a global community.
The university has 140 nationalities in its international community.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the world and works with a large network of education agents in other countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 100 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    135 61%

    37th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81.0 81%

    12th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    27th

    2

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