Skip to navigation | Skip to main content | Skip to footer
Menu
Menu Search the University of Manchester siteSearch
Search type

Alternatively, use our A–Z index

Microbiology (3 Years) [BSc]

View tabs | View full page

Fact file

UCAS course code
C500
UCAS institution code
M20
Degree awarded
BSc (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Number of places/applicants
Data not available.
Typical A-level offer

Grades AAA-ABB.

Full entry requirements

Typical International Baccalaureate offer
37-33 points overall including 5 or 6 points in two sciences at Higher Level, normally Biology and Chemistry.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

You should not usually apply for more than one of the programmes offered by the Faculty of Life Sciences. Please contact us for advice if you are planning to do so.

Course description

Microbiology is a broad discipline that involves the study of the biology of bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi. The main focus of our course is the pathogenic potential of the organisms that cause disease in man; also covered are aspects of the biochemistry, physiology and genetics of microorganisms.

Recently, our knowledge of how microbes function has expanded enormously, both in the disease process and at a molecular level. Genetic engineers are using bacteria and viruses to clone eukaryotic genes to study and treat human genetic disorders. Vaccines are being developed for diseases such as AIDS, Legionnaire's disease and listeriosis. In the areas of biotechnology, agriculture and food production, microbes are continually exploited for the benefit of man.

Microbiologists are needed to do the research required for the future battle against diseases worldwide and in order to exploit microbes in the production of food.

You will spend your first year learning fundamental concepts before specialising in microbiology topics in your second and final year.

Open days

The University runs several open days per year, in which Life Sciences take part.

Open days

The Faculty of Life Sciences also operates Faculty/campus tours which are available most days. These are with a student ambassador who will can tell you all about the Faculty and life at The University of Manchester. It may also be possible to meet with admissions staff (subject to staff availability). These tours are open to anybody thinking of applying to us for any of the Life Sciences. Family and friends are welcome too.To book, please contact the Faculty of Life Sciences Admissions Office on tel +44 (0)161 275 5032 or email ug.lifesciences@manchester.ac.uk

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2016 will be £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £20,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate fees pages.

Scholarships/sponsorships

No specific sponsorships are available for this course.

Compare this course

This course is delivered by:

Faculty of Life Sciences

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Life Sciences
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 5032
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 5456
Email
Website
www.manchester.ac.uk/lifesciences
Academic department overview

Courses in related subject areas

Use the links below to view lists of courses in related subject areas.