Our BSc Microbiology gives you a solid foundation in the theoretical aspects and the technical skills required for researching this area. You participate in laboratory research, using modern cutting edge lab technologies, as well as bioinformatics tools and approaches to grow your knowledge of how we can tackle the issues of microbial resistance and use synthetic microbes to help save the planet. Microbial life underpins the whole of the biology and the chemistry of the natural world. Through understanding the benefits and potential harm microorganisms can present, we can discover new treatments for disease, improve agricultural practices and find ways to clean up pollution. Microbiology explores viruses, bacteria, fungi, algae and protozoa and the extensive impact that they have on our lives.