MSci Virology and Immunology (C541)

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UCAS code C541
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £25,900 per year
  • International students: £25,900 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About MSci Virology and Immunology

Our MSci course is ideal if you want to continue in research or to stand out when applying for a PhD.

Years one and two provide a broad background in biomedical science as well as information about viruses and the diseases they cause. You will study the immune system and how it controls infection. You will also learn about autoimmune diseases that can occur if the immune system attacks the body's own tissues rather than an infectious agent.

You will progress to review the main viral diseases of humankind in terms of their natural history, biology, molecular biology, immunology, pathogenesis and epidemiology. These include HIV, hepatitis B and C, papilloma, influenza and measles, among others. You will learn about cutting-edge issues in virology and immunology, including emerging viruses, such as the Marburg and Ebola viruses, and SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19.

The additional, fourth year includes an extended research project and advanced research skills training with an emphasis on enterprise. You will plan projects, communicate with a variety of audiences, and learn to translate and commercialise research.

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Typical offer for MSci Virology and Immunology - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB including Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5, 5 at Higher Level in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Science, Biomedical/ Medical/ Health Science or Psychology (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 21 credits at Distinction and 24 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 12 credits (with 9 at Distinction) from Chemistry units and at least 12 credits (with 9 at Distinction) from units in another science. Mature students can contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.

    Mature students can contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
  • BTEC offer DDD in Applied Science BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, with Distinctions in six specified Chemistry units
    Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB (in any order) in Chemistry and another core 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 Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
    European Baccalaureate offer80% overall, with 8.0 in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject
    UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
    International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

    Specified subjects

    Core science/mathematics subjects include: Biology; Further Mathematics; Human Biology; Mathematics; and Physics.

    Applicants must also meet these requirements

    GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
    No specific subjects required.
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    English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
    Profile E
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    Deferred entry

    For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

    Selection process

    UCAS

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