Microbiology, University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 25670 per year

All study options

About Microbiology at University of Sheffield

Our three-year microbiology course explores the fundamental role these tiny organisms play in the world. You'll study the importance of bacteria, viruses and other microbes in the environment and as pathogens. You'll also discover how we can manipulate their genetic makeup to put microbes to good use in biotechnology, how we can tackle the threat of antimicrobial-resistant infections, and the role that microbiology continues to play in supporting the global response to pandemics such as Covid-19.

From your first year you'll study modules that span the molecular biosciences covering microbiology, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology. Alongside these modules you'll have the freedom to explore complementary topics across the breadth of bioscience, including biomedicine, ecology, plant science and zoology. This flexibility allows you to study microbiology in greater depth, broaden your interests or even switch to another biosciences degree programme.

No matter what modules you choose to study, you'll develop the practical laboratory and transferable skills that make our graduates attractive to employers, including project management, problem solving, communication skills and data analysis.

We'll give you plenty of opportunities to apply your new skills and knowledge. You'll be in the lab completing in-depth practicals across molecular genetics, DNA manipulation and protein structure analysis. You'll get the chance to use cutting-edge equipment to run your own in-depth research projects.

Whether you choose to focus solely on microbiology, or study a range of topics across the molecular biosciences and beyond, your personal tutor will support you to tailor your degree to your interests and career goals.

If you want to study this course but don't meet the entry requirements our Biosciences (with Foundation Year) could be for you. After successfully completing the one year programme, you'll progress onto the first year of one of our bioscience degrees.

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology which shows employers that you've developed the practical skills and scientific knowledge that they're looking for.

Royal Society of Biology (RSB)

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 25670 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for 2023 entry have not been confirmed. Please use this 2022-23 information as a guide

Entry requirements

A Level requirements: AAB

English requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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