BSc Virology and Immunology (C540)

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UCAS code C540
Application method UCAS
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2021 entry only. Fees for 2022 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2021.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £24,700 per year
  • International students: £24,700 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 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
Intercalation Current medical, dental or veterinary science students can apply for entry onto the third year of this course through intercalation.

About BSc Virology and Immunology

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.

In your final year you will 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, measles and coronaviruses, among others.

You will learn about cutting-edge issues in virology and immunology, including emerging viruses such as the SARS-CoV-2, Marburg and Ebola viruses.

You will also learn about the problems associated with the production of vaccines. You will normally work on a research project in either virology or immunology.

The four-year BSc Virology and Immunology with Study in Industry is available by transfer after securing a placement during the second year.

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Typical offer for BSc 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
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, 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.
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 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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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2021 entry and will be updated for 2022 entry in summer 2021.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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