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: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £22,300 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
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
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 information about 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.

A four-year programme, BSc Virology and Immunology with Study in Industry, is available by transfer after securing a placement during the second year.

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

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including Chemistry and another science/mathematics subject
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB including Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject, or ABC including AB (in any order) in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject
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, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5, 5 at Higher Level in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject
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 (Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, and 15 credits at Merit, including both Chemistry and another science with 12 graded level 3 credits each at Distinction
BTEC offer DDD in Applied Science (2016 series) with Distinction in all of units 13, 14 and two of 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 20 or 21; or BTEC in Applied Science (any series) plus A in A-level Chemistry
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB (in any order) in 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 another core science/mathematics subject
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Core science/mathematics subjects include Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Mathematics and Further Mathematics

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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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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