Interested in how micro-organisms interact with the environment? Keen to know how to detect causal micro-organisms of diseases and spoilage? Want to be part of industries that produce valuable products for society, such as antibiotics, foods and drinks, and alternative fuels?
Microbiology is the study of living organisms and infectious agents that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Applied microbiology is an interesting and dynamic field where basic knowledge of micro-organisms is applied to human health, industry, agriculture and the environment. As well as understanding the place of microorganisms across many areas you will acquire the practical skills required in research and industry to become skilled in scientific/technical report writing and presenting.
Below is a summary only. For a comprehensive overview of this qualification, please refer to the Academic calendar.
You will study core or compulsory papers from across the degree.
775205 General and Organic Chemistry
555301 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
555401 Health and Environment
775318 Form and Function of Plants and Animals
775102 Biological Chemistry
775317 Ecology and Evolution
You take papers from your major area(s) of study and undertake your research project that involves an investigation into a scientific problem.
Plus 1 elective at Level 6 (or above).
Plus 2 electives at Level 6 (or above).
You may wish to select paper 146611 Research Method, some applied mathematics, and/or food science papers to complement this major.
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