Undergraduate courses

Microbiology is the study of microorganisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa. These organisms affect our health, food and the environment. 

Our courses

Biological Sciences BSc
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: C100
This is for you if... you want a flexible programme that gives you the opportunity to study across the breadth of biological sciences but also to take your learning to the forefront of current research. 

Biological Sciences (Microbiology) BSc
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: C500 
This is for you if... you want to understand the central role of microorganisms in biotechnology and in maintaining a habitable Earth, as well as their roles in health and disease. 

Medical Microbiology BSc
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: C521
This is for you if... you want to understand infectious diseases, which are responsible for a third of all deaths and are a major cause of death in infants and young children.

Why study Microbiology?

It is a diverse, fast-moving science with many applications in medicine, biotechnology and the environment. It plays a critical role in the increase in emerging infectious disease and antibiotic resistance, climate change and combating the threat of bioterrorism.

What can I do with a degree in Microbiology or Medical Microbiology? 

Our graduates do great things. We prepare them for careers in research and teaching, as well as in non-biological professions. This includes business and management. Many graduates also use these degrees as a foundation for graduate entry into fast track medical courses.