BSc (Hons) — 2025 entry Microbiology

On this course, you'll learn about how some of the things we cannot see, such as bacteria and viruses, have the ability to change society on a massive scale. You'll gain an understanding of how microbiology can be applied to develop new vaccines, improve our food and improve the treatment of diseases.  

Key course information

Typical offer
Start date
September 2025
Full time
3 years
UK fees
Overseas fees
UCAS code
Stag Hill
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Why choose
this course?

  • Study a curriculum that explores some of society’s biggest challenges, from emerging disease threats to the increase of antibiotic resistance. 
  • Access our £12.5 million Innovation for Health Learning Laboratory and use equipment that can found in the NHS and research labs across the world. 
  • Gain industry experience through our Professional Training placements, where you can work in one of our partner laboratories across the world.  
  • Learn from lecturers who are active researchers in virology, bacteriology, antimicrobial resistance and systems biology, whose work is used by governments, health professionals and industry.
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Top 5 in the UK

Microbiology and cell science is ranked top 5 in the UK for overall student satisfaction* in the National Student Survey 2023 


Of our biosciences and medicine graduates go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA)

13th in the UK

The University of Surrey is ranked 13th in the Complete University Guide 2024

*Measured by % positivity based on Q1-24 for all providers listed in the Guardian University Guide league tables. 


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