Microbiology is the study of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa. These agents have a huge impact on human health and disease; the environment; food industries, and pharmaceutical and chemicals industries. They can be variously harmful or beneficial, and our understanding of their importance continues to grow as microbiologists apply such techniques as genome sequencing and systems biology in their research. This programme allows flexibility to select modules from the Medical Microbiology; Food Science and Microbiology, and Biotechnology programmes to allow you to gain a comprehensive understanding across a breadth of microbiology disciplines. The wide range of teaching and assessment methods on this programme allow you to develop a range of skills that will prepare you for employment in a variety of settings including academia, industry and government.