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BSc in Microbiology (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Course Description

Microbiologists study bacteria, fungi, and viruses, and their role in infectious diseases in humans, other animals and plants. You will also learn how microorganisms contribute to environmental nutrient cycling, brewing, food, and biotechnology industries, whilst you develop the scientific and analytical skills demanded in a broad range of professions.

  • Passionate teaching staff that conduct research in all areas of microbiology;
  • Fantastic bio-imaging and microscopy suite, modern laboratories and fermentation facilities;
  • Farms and woodlands for studying environmental microbes and those that impact on animal health.

 

Microbiologists study bacteria, fungi, and viruses, and their role in infectious diseases in humans, other animals and plants. You will also learn how microorganisms contribute to environmental nutrient cycling, brewing, food, and biotechnology industries, whilst you develop the scientific and analytical skills demanded in a broad range of professions. Passionate teaching...

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Course Content

In the first year you may discover:

  • Cell Biology;
  • Microbial Diversity;
  • Laboratory skills;
  • Ecology.

In your second year you may explore:

  • One Health Microbiology;
  • Environmental Microbiology;
  • Practical and Professional Skills in Microbiology;
  • With option to study immunology, bioinformatics, cancer biology or proteins.

In your third year you may study:

  • Microbial Biotechnology;
  • Microbial Pathogenesis;
  • Independent research project.

In the first year you may discover: Cell Biology; Microbial Diversity; Laboratory skills; Ecology. In your second year you may explore: One Health Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology; Practical and Professional Skills in...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-BCC with B in Biology

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM with a specified subject

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Biology at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Biology

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-BCC with B in Biology GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh and Mathematics BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM with a specified subject International Baccalaureate: 30-28 with 5 points...

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Assessment Methods

The course will be delivered through lectures, workshops, tutorials and practicals. You will be assessed through: 

  • Essays;
  • Practical exercises;
  • Oral presentations;
  • Worksheets;
  • Reports;
  • Statistical exercises;
  • Portfolios;
  • Wikis;
  • Magazine articles;
  • Field notebooks;
  • Exams.

The course will be delivered through lectures, workshops, tutorials and practicals. You will be assessed through:  Essays; Practical exercises; Oral presentations; Worksheets; Reports; Statistical exercises; Portfolios; Wikis; Magazine articles; Field...

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