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Microbiology degrees in the UK in 2024

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Microbiology (Medical) BSc (Hons)

University of Surrey United Kingdom

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Microbiology BSc (Hons)

University of Chester United Kingdom

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Microbiology and Immunology BSc (Hons)

Keele University United Kingdom

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Microbiology (C500) BSc (Hons)

University of Dundee United Kingdom

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Biology - Microbiology BSc (Hons)

Bath Spa University United Kingdom

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Biochemistry and Microbiology BSc

University of Strathclyde United Kingdom

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Microbiology BSc

Imperial College London United Kingdom

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BSc/BSc (Hons) Microbiology BSc (Hons)

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) United Kingdom

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Microbiology Degrees in the UK

Study Microbiology Degrees

Microbiology encompasses the study of microorganisms, such as algae, bacteria, fungi, moulds and viruses. There are several sub-disciplines within the field of microbiology, including bacteriology, virology and immunology, among others. As a microbiologist you could be responsible for the development of new medicines, tracking the emergence of new diseases, or studying the increase of antibiotic resistance.

Graduates of a degree in microbiology have a wide range of career opportunities available to them. These include biomedical scientist, food technologist, marine biologist, immunologist, pharmacologist and laboratory technician, as well as many others.

Your degree will be delivered through a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as practical laboratory sessions. Depending on your course, you may also have the option to take part in a work placement. Modules you study could include:

  • Food Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Pathology and Medicine
  • Animal Infectious Diseases
  • Haematology

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

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