=55 th
World University Rankings 2020
=3 rd
University Impact Ranking 2019
51–60 th
World Reputation Rankings 2019
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Microbiology (4 years) [MSci]

Our BSc Microbiology course involves the study of microorganisms with particular emphasis on the biology of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoan parasites. Microbiologists are needed to do the research required for the future battle against infectious diseases worldwide, understanding the environmental importance of microbes and to exploit them for food production, biotechnological and industrial applications. The main focus of our course is the pathogenic potential of the organisms that cause disease in man. You will also cover aspects of the biochemistry, physiology and genetics of microorganisms. You will spend your first year learning fundamental concepts before specialising in microbiology topics in your second and final year. In Year 4, you will undertake a major research project in one of the University's more than 200 research labs to achieve your undergraduate master's award. Our course has Advanced Accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology , which recognises academic excellence in the biosciences and highlights degrees that educate the research and development leaders and innovators of the future. **Special Features** **Foundation year available** You can prepare for the full degree course if you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry by undertaking our foundation course first. **Flexibility to transfer between courses** You can transfer between most of our biological sciences degree courses at the end of your first year or, in some cases, later.

  • Qualification
    Master of Science - MSci
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-21
  • Location
    Main Site,ManchesterUnited Kingdom
  • 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 £23,000