BSc Medical Microbiology (C521)

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UCAS code C521
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 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 2016/17 93 overall for Cellular and Molecular Medicine courses
Intercalation This course is available for intercalation

About BSc Medical Microbiology

In your first year, you will gain a broad understanding of biomedical science and take units in microbiology and diseases caused by microorganisms. In addition to learning about the immune system, you will also study pathology and biochemistry. 

In year two, you will study the cellular and molecular basis of human diseases caused by microorganisms such as shigella and tuberculosis, and viruses. As well as learning about the immune response to a variety of infectious microbes, you will investigate how bacteria acquire antibiotic resistance.

Our eBiolabs dynamic laboratory manual is available to help you prepare for practical laboratory sessions in the first and second year.

In your final year, you will take three infection units and an optional unit. You will also undertake a research project or scientific dissertation working in a research group either within the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, 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.

Typical offer for BSc Medical Microbiology - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including AB in Chemistry and another science/mathematics subject (in any order)
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABC including AB in Chemistry and another science/mathematics subject (in any order)
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 with 17 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?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, with 6, 5 in any order 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 offerAdvanced Higher: AB including Chemistry and another science/mathematics subject, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that 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 equivalentC in English, Mathematics and two sciences
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

UCAS or Common Application.

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