BSc Virology and Immunology (C540)

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UCAS code C540
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,500 per year, subject to government approval
  • EU students: £9,500 per year, subject to government approval
  • International students: £20,300 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £11,000 per year, subject to government approval
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 93 overall for Cellular and Molecular Medicine courses
Number of applications for 2016/17 579
Intercalation This course is available for intercalation

About BSc Virology and Immunology

Years one and two provide a broad background in biomedical science, as well as viruses and the diseases they cause. You will study the immune system and how it controls infection. You will also learn about autoimmune diseases that can occur if the immune system attacks the body's own tissues rather than an infectious agent.

In your final year, you will review the main viral diseases of humankind in terms of their natural history, biology, molecular biology, immunology, pathogenesis and epidemiology. These include HIV, hepatitis B and C, papilloma, influenza and measles, among others. 

You will learn about cutting-edge issues in virology and immunology, including emerging viruses such as the Marburg and Ebola viruses. You will also learn about the problems associated with the production of vaccines. You will normally work on a research project in either virology or immunology.

More about Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Find out more about studying Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Typical offer for BSc Virology and Immunology - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including AB in Chemistry and another science/mathematics subject (in any order)
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB including Chemistry and at least one other science or mathematics or ABC including AB in Chemistry and another science/mathematics subject (in any order)
Science practicals A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34  points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and 5 at Higher Level in another science/mathematics subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5, 5 in any order in Chemistry and one other science subject or Mathematics at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Science) including two sciences at Level 3, with at least 30 credits at Distinction including 12 credits in Chemistry, and 15 credits at Merit. Health and Social Care or Health Science may also be acceptable; please contact Admissions for guidance on your Access course's content.
BTEC offer DDD in Science including Distinction in Chemistry units plus A-level grade B in Chemistry
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB including Chemistry and another science/mathematics subject, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall with 8.0 in Chemistry and at least one other science
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Higher numeracy requirement (B in GCSE Maths or equivalent) and
Standard literacy requirement (C in GCSE English or equivalent)

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application.

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