A-levels: AAB - ABB, including at least two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Psychology. We may consider two AS-levels in place of one A-level. General Studies not accepted
EPQ with A-levels: ABB-BBB + EPQ grade B. A-level subjects to include two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Psychology. General Studies not accepted.
GCSE: At least Grade C/4 in both English and Maths (if not held at A2/AS-level).
Access to HE Diploma: Pass Science diploma with 45 credits at level three, 30 of which must be at distinction
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points to include grade 6 and 5 in at least two relevant HL science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Psychology. Minimum of 3 in HL Maths or 4 in SL Maths, or 5 in Maths Studies required if grade C/4 not held at GCSE. Minimum of 4 in English Language required if grade C/4 not held at GCSE.
BTEC Nationals: Pass Applied Science Diploma with D*DD plus five GCSEs at B/5 or above including two relevant sciences
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Do you want to know more about infectious diseases, which are responsible for a third of all deaths and are a major cause of death in infants and young children? This four-year MBiolSci in Medical Biosciences (Microbiology) will give you a thorough understanding of the range, type, structure and physiology of infectious organisms that cause disease in humans; including the major microbial diseases.
You will appreciate how such organisms infect the human body, understand how microbes can promote both health and disease, and how infections are prevented, managed or cured. This course will allow you to learn from both research and clinical scientists so that you can understand the management of infectious disease in clinical environments.
The first three years are identical to the Medical Microbiology BSc, including the option to spend a Year in Industry or a Year Abroad between Years 2 and 3. Your fourth year then lets you focus on refining your research and lab skills - while also putting into practice your employability skills - by conducting a research project in one of six specialist areas.
The analytical and critical skills you acquire by studying an MBiolSci in Medical Sciences are particularly valued by PhD supervisors, researchers and employers in non-scientific fields.
UCAS code: C523
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The Molecules of Life: An Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (double module)
The Cell: An Introduction to Cell Biology and Microbiology (double module)
From Individuals to Populations: An Introduction to Genetics
Multicellular Organisation: An Introduction to Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience (double module)
Immunology and Eukaryotic Microbiology OR Immunology and Eukaryotic Microbiology (with science enterprise trip)
Choose two option modules from:
Physiology and Pharmacology
Physiology of Excitable Cells
Principles of Microbiology
Molecular Cell Biology
Global Change Biology and Conservation
Then choose three option modules from:
Contemporary Techniques in Biological Data Analysis
Exercise Physiology and Pharmacology
Genes, Development and Inheritance
Neurobiology and Animal Behaviour
Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids
Protein Control in Cellular Regulation
Year in Industry or Abroad (optional)
If you want to, you can spend your third year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions or working in an industrial placement (eligibility is dependent on your academic performance in Years 1 and 2). Alternatively, you can opt to continue studying at the University and complete your degree in three years.
Molecular and Cellular Immunology
Advanced Topics in Medical Microbiology
Overall, you must choose at least two modules from those marked *.
Choose one option module from:
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Subtropical Physiology and Ecology
Then choose one pair of option modules from:
Experimental Research Project A plus Experimental Research Project B (double module)
Education Research Project A plus Education Research Project B (double module)
Field Research Project A (Operation Wallacea) plus Experimental Research Project B (double module)
Analytical Research Project (double module) plus one additional option module from the list below
Steered Research Project (double module) plus one additional option module from the list below
Finally, choose two option modules from:
Human and Environmental Microbiomics*
Microbial Pathogenesis and Genomics*
Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology
Genes and Development
Physiology, Pharmacology and Behaviour
Cellular Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
Current and Future Therapeutics
In your final year, you will conduct a research project within one of six themes. Which project you choose determines which additional modules you study.
Option 1: Cancer Cell Biology
Introduction to Molecular Techniques
Research Methods in Cell Biology
Research Methods in Cancer Biology
Advanced Topics in Cancer Biology
MBiolSci Research Project (Cancer Cell Biology)
Option 2: Molecular Genetics
Introduction to Techniques in Molecular Genetics and Data Analysis
Experimental Design and Application of Molecular Genetic Techniques to Research
MBiolSci Research Project (Molecular Genetics)
Option 3: Cancer Molecular Pathology and Therapeutics
Molecular Pathology and Cell Biology of Cancer
Molecular Methods and Experimental Design
MBiolSci Research Project (Cancer Molecular Pathology and Therapeutics)
Option 4: Chronic Disease and Immunity
Theory and Techniques in Chronic Disease and Immunity
Immunity and Inflammation
MBiolSci Research Project (Chronic Disease and Immunity)
Option 5: Infection and Immunity
Theory and Techniques in Infection and Immunity
Infection and Immunity
MBiolSci Research Project (Infection and Immunity)
Option 6: Neuroscience and Behaviour
Advanced Research Methods: Evaluating, Planning and Analysing Research
Professional Research Skills: Finding Your Path in the World of Research
MBiolSci Research Project (Neuroscience/Psychology/Behaviour)
Our 'Careers After Biological Sciences' series of lectures features Leicester graduates giving insights into their career experiences and good advice for finding jobs.
In the summer vacation between Years 2 and 3, a range of internal research placements are available in research labs, giving you the chance to develop your scientific skills.
We run bespoke bioscience careers events in the summer term each year, based on what our students tell us about their career intentions.
As a student in the School of Biological Sciences, you are welcome to attend seminars in any department, presented by national and international experts in the biosciences. This allows you to enhance your knowledge and get useful insights into current topics.
OSHC - $12276 GBP / per year