University of Bristol

At the forefront of some of the most challenging aspects of global health, this degree will equip you with clinically relevant knowledge and an invaluable insight into the research that is happening at the frontline of medical microbiology.

The course comprises four lecture units and a research skills unit which includes a substantial research project. You will take the following three compulsory lecture units:

  • Medical Microbiology describes how bacteria and fungi become resistant to antimicrobial agents and investigates the genetic mechanisms involved in the spread of resistance.
  • Medical Virology discusses how viruses are responsible for millions of deaths and countless episodes of ill health each year around the world.
  • Frontiers in Infectious Diseases reveals the key steps in pathogen life cycles and how these are dealt with at a molecular level by defence mechanisms in the host.

You will also choose a fourth unit from a range of options.

The research skills unit includes training in data handling and a substantial laboratory or literature-based project. This will develop the skills you need to carry out a research project in the field as well as the ability to read, analyse and interpret scientific data presented in the literature.

Entry requirements

You can study a BSc after two or more years of study on your professional programme. Please refer to the admissions statement on our intercalation website for full guidance on how your application will be assessed.

Closing date

The closing date for applications will be advised on the University of Bristol Intercalated degrees website.