BSc (Hons) Microbiology

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Key course details

Location Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2020
Entry Requirements

Microbiology is the study of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa all of which have an impact on human health, the environment, food and pharmaceutical industries. Micro-organisms may be both harmful or beneficial, and our understanding of their importance continues to grow through advancements such as genome sequencing.

Micro-organisms affect every aspect of life on Earth. Whether you’re fascinated by the genetics of microbial resistance or aspire to make advances in the fight against disease, our Biology (Microbiology) course offers you the chance to study and research topical, worldwide issues - preparing you for a rewarding career as a Microbiologist.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

  • Study in our new £3.5 million state-of-the-art labs to gain the practical skills employers demand
  • Boost your employability by planning and conducting experiments independently
  • Taught by academic staff passionate about their field and involved in research, which will keep you informed with the latest microbiological developments
  • Small class sizes so we get to know you and can closely guide and support you
  • Flexible modules enable you to carve the course to suit your intended career path
  • Learn and study genetics, their patterns of inheritance and mutations
  • We aim to boost your knowledge and research of topical issues affecting individuals worldwide
  • Access to journals and research papers, keeping your learning up-to-date

Graduate destinations

You'll be ideally suited for work in the food, water, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. The skills you learn will prove invaluable for careers in hospitals, government laboratories or teaching, as well as more generally in finance, IT and management.