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FdSc Applied Microbiology (Full-time)

Study for your degree in the heart of St Helens with University Centre St Helens. Apply Now

Reasons to study Applied Microbiology

  • One of only a select few Microbiology degrees in the country of its type, with a particular focus on classical mycology too.
  • Access to fully equipped, multi-purpose laboratories.
  • Small class sizes, offering unrivalled student to lecturer contact time.
  • Undertake an industry-based placement to develop valuable experience and skills.
UCAS Code: C500
Institution Code: S51
Start/End Date: September 2021 - June 2023
Duration: 2 years, full-time
Campus: St Helens Town Centre
2021 Tuition Fee: £7,750 per year
This degree may incur additional costs. See finance section for further details.
Entry Requirements: 96 UCAS Tariff points
Programme Specification: Tap here to view the programme specification.
Programme Handbook: Coming Soon
Course Contact: Paul Kowabnik
Telephone: 01744 623127
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Applied Microbiology is a laboratory-based science which closely studies and analyses the microorganisms that impact on the health of human beings, animals and plant life.

One of only a few degrees in the country of its type and designed in consultation with local and regional employers in response to the changing needs of the industry, this degree provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of the fascinating world of bacteria and viruses, paying attention to microbes of medical importance.

This degree is a clear avenue of entry to a range of career paths with the potential to progress into a range of fields, from biotechnology and medical research to bioterrorism and climate change.

Ref: Paul Kowabnik

Why study Microbiology with us?

Industry Experts

Lecturers are practising scientists who take pride in the quality of their teaching and academic studies.

Learning Environment

Develop your skills in fully equipped, multi-purpose laboratories.


Undertake an industry-based placement to develop valuable experience and skills.

Employer Expectations

Modules designed to meet employer’s needs and expectations.

Excellent Progression

Progression into the industry or on to BSc (Hons) degree at University of Chester Medical School.

Nationally Recognised

Achieve a nationally-recognised qualification, held in high regard by industry professionals.