BSc Cancer Biology and Immunology (B131)
2017 entryFind a course
|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.
Find out more about studying Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.
- Biology of Normal and Tumour Cells
- Pathological Responses of Cells
- Introduction to Microbiology
- Microbes and Disease
- Biochemistry: Cellular Composition
- Biochemistry: Cellular Processes
- 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
- 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.
Typical offer for BSc Cancer Biology and Immunology
(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|
(including international A-levels)
|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.|
|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||Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3|
|Access||Pass 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|
|SQA||SH: AAABB and AH: AB in Chemistry and another science subject|
|Welsh Bacc||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade|
|EB||80% overall with 8.0 in Chemistry and at least one other science|
|International qualifications||Qualifications, 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
- Selection process: UCAS or Common Application.
- Deferred entry: Welcomed
- Cancer Biology and Immunology admissions statement
- More about Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Bristol
- University admissions policies and procedures
Get in touch
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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
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