BSc Cancer Biology and Immunology with Study in Industry

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Application method Entry by transfer from B131
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 94 overall for Cellular and Molecular Medicine courses

About BSc Cancer Biology and Immunology with Study in Industry

This four year degree is similar to BSc Cancer Biology and Immunology but provides you with the opportunity to gain valuable experience of cellular and molecular medicine in commercial or government research as an employee during your third year. This may be in a biotech or pharmaceutical company or a research institute.

Entry to the Year In Industry course is by transfer after you have secured a placement.

Applications are made in the second year.

More about Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Find out more about studying Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Biology of Normal and Tumour Cells
  • Pathological Responses of Cells
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Microbes and Disease
  • Biochemistry: Cellular Composition
  • Biochemistry: Cellular Processes

Second year

  • Infection and Immunity
  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Gene Expression and Rearrangement
  • Biomedical Research, Employability and Enterprise Skills
  • One optional unit: recently, students have chosen anatomy, biochemistry, biology or pharmacology units

Third year

Industrial placement 

Fourth year

  • Research Skills, including a research project and data handling
  • At least three units from the following list:
    • Developmental Genetics and Embryonal Cancers
    • Cancer Mechanisms and Therapeutics
    • Advanced Immunology
    • Immunopathology and Applied Immunology
  • The fourth unit may be chosen from the following list:
    • Regenerative Medicine
    • Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
    • Medical Virology
    • Frontiers in Infectious Diseases
    • Medical Microbiology
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Cancer Biology and Immunology with Study in Industry

Typical offer for BSc Cancer Biology and Immunology with Study in Industry - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including Chemistry and one other science subject or Mathematics. Alternative Offer ABB including Chemistry and one other science or Mathematics plus EPQ grade A in a science topic if third A-level is a non-science subject
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including Chemistry and at least one other science subject or Mathematics
Science practicals A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6, 5 in any order in Chemistry and one other science subject or Mathematics at Higher Level.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall to include 16 points at Higher Level with 5, 5 in Chemistry and one other science subject or Mathematics at Higher Level.
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Science) including two sciences at Level 3, with at least 30 credits at Distinction including 12 credits in Chemistry, and 15 credits at Merit. Health and Social Care or Health Science may also be acceptable; please contact Admissions for guidance on your Access course's content.
BTEC offer DDD in Science including Distinction in Chemistry units plus A-level grade A in Chemistry
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAABB and AH: AB in Chemistry and another science subject
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall with 8.0 in Chemistry and at least one other science
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentGrade C in English, Mathematics and two sciences. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

Entry by transfer

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