251–300 th
World University Rankings 2019
22 nd
Young University Rankings 2014
40 th
European Teaching Rankings 2018
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom


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.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Colchester Campus,Colchester
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £16,170