BSc (Hons)


3 Years
September 2024
Campus Taught
Foundation entry

Our BSc Microbiology degree will equip you with a sound scientific grounding in microbiology and its applications in areas including biotechnology, environmental research, food security and human health.

Why study with us

  • Develop advanced skills and techniques during 300+ hours of practical classes.
  • This course has been designed to meet the needs of industry employers.
  • Engage in interprofessional learning with other healthcare undergraduates.
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What you'll do

  • In your final year you’ll undertake an extended research project which will allow you to apply your knowledge and practical skills to an in-depth study.
  • Opportunities to engage in patient public engagement through our Comensus patient group.
  • You'll have access to state-of-the-art biotechnology equipment in our laboratories including microscopes, cell culture, sequencing and molecular biology facilities.


Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Dr David Wareing
Lecturer in Medical Microbiology
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

An enthusiastic biomedical scientist with diverse interests. Fascinated by host pathogen interactions and microbial epidemiology. Experience from working as a medical microbiologist in the NHS and in a variety of roles in global biotechnology businesses.

Future careers

Your Microbiology Degree could lead to work as microbiologist, a biomedical scientist or a researcher in laboratories across the world with further study.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

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