On our BSc (Hons) Microbiology (Foundation Entry) course you’ll learn all about health and disease, developing your knowledge of how the human body functions and gaining the skills you need to progress to a full honours degree.
Why study with us
- Our course covers aspects of modern-day microbiology, including biochemistry, biomedicine, physiology, pharmacology and molecular biology.
- You’ll gain key practical skills in our modern, spacious and well-equipped laboratory facilities.
- You’ll have the chance to go on an optional sandwich placement year and gain valuable industry experience.
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What you'll do
- Enhance your practical skills with a variety of hands-on Biology and Chemistry laboratory sessions and Physics workshops.
- You can use this foundation year as an opportunity to get to know other foundation students in different science-based degree programmes.
- The research activities of our staff enhance our teaching and will enrich your learning experience. Our courses are shaped by research-informed teaching.
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.
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.
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Your Microbiology Foundation Entry Degree could lead to work in diagnostic and pathology laboratories, hospitals and other medical institutions, or you could work in areas such as toxicology.
Fees and funding
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.
Care Leaver Bursary
Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
Estranged student support
Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.Find out more about Estranged student support
Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package.Find out more about Dependants Bursary
Foundation Year Bursary
Our Foundation Year Bursary Scheme is for students starting a 4 or 5 year Undergraduate Degree programme.Find out more about Foundation Year Bursary
This course is based in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
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