University of Glasgow

Microbiology is the study of all aspects of microorganisms, which include bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi and protozoa. Some of these are agents of infectious disease; others play essential roles in maintenance of the biosphere. Students taking an intercalated BSc (MedSci) or BSc (DentSci) degree in Microbiology develop not only specific knowledge of selected topics in microbiology, but also a liberal appreciation of how science operates and how a biological scientist gains an understanding of nature through thinking, reading, discussion, literature searching, research and data analysis. An important component of the course is the research project which allows the student to develop practical laboratory skills related to medical microbiology and also to experience the workings of a research laboratory.

Entry requirements

Applications from external medical and dental students are welcome. Please be aware that we expect admission through this route to be extremely competitive. Applications will be reviewed on their own merits and entrants would be expected to be of a similar standard to those intercalating from within Glasgow. Please note that places on specific specialist courses are limited and allocated on performance to date, therefore even if admission to the programme is successful you may not necessarily be guaranteed a place on your course of choice.

Closing date

The deadline for applications for entry in September 2022 is Tuesday 8th March 2022.