Undergraduate Courses

Microbiology can be studied within the BSc Biological Sciences degree and students can indicate their particular specialism by graduating with a BSc Biological Sciences (Microbiology). The Department also runs its own degree programme BSc Medical Microbiology which includes specific modules on infectious diseases. For more information click here.

Why study Microbiology?strep pneumo

Microbiology is a diverse, fast-moving and exciting field of study that has many applications in medicine, biotechnology and the environment. Micro-organisms (viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa) are fascinating, they affect our health, food and the environment and will play a crucial role in major issues which will affect us in the future such as; an increase in emerging infectious disease and antibiotic resistance, numerous environmental issues including climate change and the threat of bioterrorism.

What can I do with a degree in Microbiology or Medical Microbiology?

Our graduates enter a wide range of employment. They are equipped for careers in research and teaching; key skills obtained provide opportunities to enter non-biological professions in business and management. Many graduates use our degree programmes as a foundation for graduate entry into fast track medical courses.

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