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BSc Microbiology at The University of Manchester
BSc Microbiology

Study the biology of bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi, with a focus on those that cause disease in humans.

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BSc Microbiology / Careers

Year of entry: 2019

Career opportunities

Microbiologists are in demand in medical research, quality control, and the biotechnology industry.

Many of our graduates secure jobs as researchers working in universities, pharmaceutical and bioscience companies and institutes.

Some of our graduates progress into laboratory-based careers in clinical or technical roles that do not involve research.

The transferable skills you will develop will also leave you well-equipped for a wide range of careers outside the lab.

Find out more about  how we help our students prepare for the workplace  and the careers our graduates go into  within  and  outside  the lab.