Undergraduate study

Cellular and Molecular Medicine courses

Students who choose to study with us will gain a broad training in biomedical science and will learn about the cellular and molecular basis of human diseases caused by micro-organisms. These areas of study include influenza, meningitis and AIDS, as well as cancer and autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes and arthritis. The courses we offer reflect our standing as an internationally recognised centre of excellent in the research areas of cancer biology, immunology, bacteriology, virology, regenerative medicine and stem cell biology. 

Teaching in Cellular and Molecular Medicine is undertaken by active researchers as well as medical doctors, and this provides an ideal environment in which to study. Our science courses are designed to give students a variety of choices and flexibility, allowing them to specialise as their interests develop. They are also available as four-year degrees with Study in Industry, allowing the third year to be spent on a placement that is secured in the second year.

Find out more about all Cellular and Molecular Medicine degrees in the online prospectus, with details about the course structure, assessment, career prospects and how to apply.

Cancer Biology and Immunology

Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Medical Microbiology

Virology and Immunology

Biomedical Sciences

In addition, the school also offers the BSc Biomedical Sciences course.  This a flexible course which incorporates units across three Schools: Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Biochemistry, and Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience.  Students who choose the Cells and Molecules pathway in this programme can subsequently apply to transfer to an MSci programme in the School, if you find that you would like to undertake further study (you will need to decide by the end of year 2 if you want to transfer).

Student satisfaction

97% of students on BSc Cellular and Molecular Medicine were satisfied with the overall quality of the course (Source: DiscoverUni 2019)

The members of staff are probably one of the biggest assets to the course. As well as being experts in their field, and hence lecturing on the most up-to-date material, they were very approachable and supportive.

Jodie Chalmers (BSc in Cancer Biology and Immunology with Study in Industry)

Research skills

As part of your final year research project you will become an active member of one of our research groups. You will learn problem-solving and data handling skills either in a laboratory or via literature/computer-based research.

Year in industry

You can also study any of our courses with an additional year in industry.

Intercalated degrees

All UK and international medical, dental and vet students can intercalate onto our courses. Find out more about all the options and how to intercalate onto CMM courses at Bristol.

International applicants

We welcome and encourage applications from international students. Find out more about our scholarships for international students, as well as information about applying to and studying at Bristol.


As one of our students you will acquire practical research skills and an ability to understand complex scientific data. You will also have had the opportunity during your time with us to develop many transferrable skills to take into your future career.

Get in touch

For any queries about applying for our courses, contact the Enquiries team, they can answer any questions regarding study and admission to the University, as well as open days, campus tours, interviews and visit days for offer holders.

Tel: +44 (0) 117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

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Biomedical Sciences Lab Summer School

If you are currently registered at a university and studying for a biomedical sciences or related degree (such as biology, zoology or medicine), the Biomedical Sciences Lab Summer School offers a unique opportunity to gain new skills in laboratory techniques while deepening your scientific knowledge.

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