BSc Cancer Biology and Immunology (B131)

2017 entry

Find a course
UCAS code B131
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Location of course Clifton campus
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
Intercalation This course is available for intercalation

About BSc Cancer Biology and Immunology

In your first year you will gain a broad understanding of the biology of normal and cancerous cells. You will study the immune system and take units in pathology, microbiology and biochemistry.

In the second year you will study the cellular and molecular basis of cancer and its therapy, as well as autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes and arthritis, and human cancers caused by viruses, such as papilloma and hepatitis B. You will take molecular genetics and an optional unit, possibly anatomy, biochemistry or pharmacology, from a selection offered by other schools.

In the final year you will undertake a research project or scientific dissertation, working in a research group in our Biomedical Sciences Building or in one of the surrounding hospitals. Your work may even be published in scientific literature.

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 and pharmacology units

Third 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.
Further details about the course structure for Cancer Biology and Immunology

Typical offer for BSc Cancer Biology and Immunology

A-levels
(including international A-levels)
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-levels
(including international A-levels)
(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.
IB Diploma 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.
IB Diploma
(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-URequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
AccessPass 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 DDD in Science including Distinction in Chemistry units plus A-level grade A in Chemistry
SQASH: AAABB and AH: AB in Chemistry and another science subject
Welsh BaccRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
EB80% overall with 8.0 in Chemistry and at least one other science
International qualificationsQualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
English language requirements Profile E
Further information about English language requirements
Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:Grade 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*.

More entry information

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

Fees and funding

For information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit fees and funding.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

Key information about this course

Did you know?

  • Students from more than 180 countries study with us, and we share more than 150 exchange links with institutions worldwide.
  • Our Students' Union has over 300 student-run societies and sports clubs. The Richmond Building, home to the Students' Union, recently underwent a £30-million renovation.
  • 12 Bristol graduates and members of staff have been awarded Nobel prizes.

Disclaimer

Important disclaimer information about our courses.

Edit this page