Microbiology is the study of living organisms that are too small to be visible with the naked eye, including bacteria, fungi and viruses. These microbes are key to our understanding of life on this planet – from human and animal disease, to better food production and microbial involvement in global cycles. The study of microbiology requires expertise in a range of areas, such as immunology, genetics, biochemistry and cell biology, which we'll train you in throughout your degree. You’ll study a range of microbiological topics affecting humanity today, such as bacterial resistance to antibiotics, use of microbes in biotechnology for food production and agriculture, and how microbes cause disease. There’s a focus on practical and analytical training in microbiological and molecular techniques, equipping you for a wide range of future careers in scientific and health research, and beyond.