Biological Sciences (Microbiology) BSc (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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( 4.1) 920 reviews


Course info

UCAS CODE C500
OverviewThis course provides a thorough general training in the physiology, ecology and biotechnological applications of microorganisms. We focus particularly on microbes as producers, as spoilage agents of food, as components of the environment, and as agents of disease, with emphasis on new and emerging diseases.The course aims to provide knowledge and understanding of the microbiological sciences, and sufficient training in scientific methods and procedures to advance to a career in relevant ... READ MORE

Key stats

Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2019 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
110th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2020
35th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2020
33rd

Start date and duration

Start date
14-SEP-20
Full Time
4 Years

Biology (Non-Specific)

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 90 = 10% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
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Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Biology (Non-Specific) graduate salary at this uni
£22,000
UK Biology (Non-Specific) graduate salary
£19,000

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course
Source: IDP Connect, February 2020

Entry requirements
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A level
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Biology (Non-Specific)

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Biology
91%
Chemistry
63%
Mathematics
36%
Geography
19%
Physics
16%

Tuition fees

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Students from Other UK
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£9,250 per year
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Students from England Students from England
England Fees
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£1,820 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
Scotland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Wales Students from Wales
Wales Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Northern Ireland Students from Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Channel Islands
Channel Islands Fees
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£1,820 per year
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Students from EU EU Students
EU Fees
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£19,400 per year
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Latest Microbiology reviews

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03 Dec 15

Biological Sciences (Microbiology) BSc (Hons)

Course is good, Uni is good, and student life is...

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Student rating ( 4.1) 920 reviews

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Where you'll study

Heriot-Watt University

Riccarton Edinburgh
Edinburgh, City Of
EH14 4AS United Kingdom Nearest train station: Curriehill  0.4 miles away

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