Our BSc Microbiology with Industrial/Professional Experience course will enable you to gain experience of the workplace on a year-long placement during your degree, making you more attractive to potential employers after graduation. You will study the biology of bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi, focusing on the pathogenic potential of the organisms that cause disease in man. We 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 later in the course. In Year 3, you will have the opportunity to go on a placement with one of our more than 100 partner organisations in the UK or abroad. Placements range from research project work to roles in education, the biotechnology industry and science communication. 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.