Microbiology and Immunology - BSc (Hons)

Our Microbiology and Immunology BSc explores two fascinating and complementary areas of contemporary bioscience. From the biology, biochemistry and physiology of viruses and microorganisms to understanding the immune system in defending the body against infection, you will acquire the knowledge that paves the way for new biotechnological approaches to disease treatment and prevention.

Year of entry

  • 2023

Course type

  • Single Honours


Subject area / School

UCAS code

  • C501

Duration of study

  • 3 years / 4 years with international or placement year

Why study Microbiology and Immunology at Keele University?

Our core laboratory programme is delivered in state-of-the-art laboratories and offers a wide range of final year research projects
Gain highly transferable graduate employability skills for use in areas where numeracy and an objective, scientific approach to problem-solving are valued
Our innovative assessment methods enable you to replicate the type of tasks you would likely carry out during a career in the field
Gain experience in presenting your final year research project in the context of a realistic research conference experience
Personalise your studies with optional modules which explore the vast application of microbiology and immunology to wider public health; major global and societal challenges
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Additional opportunities

There are a range of additional opportunities available when studying this course.
Please note, undertaking one may impact upon the availability of another.

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Gain practical experience in the workplace

In an increasingly competitive job market, employers are seeking to recruit employees who have high-level knowledge, skills and an understanding of the workplace. If you're unsure which area of microbiology and immunology you want to focus on, work experience can provide insight into what work is like in a
specific field.

From a year working in industry and paid internships to summer secondment research placements in the UK or overseas, our programme offers many opportunities to gain familiarisation with the professional working environment, develop professional contacts and apply the skills and theories
you have learnt.

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Our expertise

Staff in the School of Life Sciences include world-leading researchers, clinical practitioners and experts in learning and teaching. As part of their training, all staff complete post-graduate courses on learning and teaching. Some take this to Masters level and beyond, choosing to specialise in pedagogic research to ensure that our programmes are taught to the very highest standards.

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State-of-the-art facilities

You will carry out practical laboratory work in both The David Attenborough Laboratories and Keele's
state-of-the-arCentral Science Laboratory (CSL) building - which is part of the biggest single investment in learning and teaching in the University’s history.

The David Attenborough Laboratories have significantly expanded the School of Life Sciences’ teaching and research areas, and provide two additional state-of-the-art teaching laboratories with space for 120 students between them and two additional research laboratories. The research laboratories will make a significant contribution to the Global Health Initiative at Keele, and will be home to researchers working on neurological disorders including Parkinson’s disease, spinal injury, oncology, viral infections and carbohydrate biochemistry. 

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Discover the Keele difference

Everything’s on your doorstep at Keele, and you’ll soon feel at home and make friends wherever you go.

We help students manage their money and ensure that they receive any funding for which they may be eligible.

Make yourself more employable after graduation by taking advantage of the whole host of additional opportunities.