Microbiology Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelor's & Master's

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Birkbeck, University of London 82% 0% 5% £3390 £4560 164 London On campus Part-time
University of Westminster 82% 0% 5% £8500 £14000 164 London On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 85% 5% 5% £9385 £15885 122 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 85% 5% 5% £8250 £13275 122 Luton On campus Full-time
University of Lincoln 85% 5% 5% £45 £89 122 Lincoln On campus Part-time
Teesside University 74% 2% 5% £6500 £13000 149 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Middlesex University 74% 2% 5% £9200 £14000 149 London On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 74% 2% 5% £9250 £24700 149 Bristol On campus Full-time
University of Strathclyde 89% 5% 5% £9250 £21150 207 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 77% 4% 0% £9000 £16300 113 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 81% 5% 0% £9250 £25670 167 Sheffield On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 81% 5% 0% £9250 £25670 167 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Strathclyde 91% 5% 5% £9250 £21150 205 Glasgow On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 81% 5% 0% £9250 £25670 167 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 88% 0% 0% £9250 £21400 137 Belfast On campus Full-time
University of Reading 80% 3% 15% £9250 £23700 110 Reading On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 77% 4% 0% £9000 £16300 113 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
University of Strathclyde 88% 5% 15% £9250 £21150 207 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Reading 80% 3% 15% £9250 £23700 110 Reading On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 96% 0% 0% £27750 £84080 180 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Imperial College of Science 84% 2% 1% £9250 £36200 189 London On campus Full-time
The University of York 89% 0% 5% £9250 £24000 129 York On campus Full-time
University of Dundee 71% 0% 6% £9250 £23650 164 Dundee On campus Full-time
University of Reading 80% 3% 25% £9250 £23700 109 Reading On campus Full-time
University of Strathclyde 90% 5% 5% £9250 £21150 205 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Edinburgh Napier University 86% 5% 0% £9250 £16425 141 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 81% 5% 0% £9250 £25670 167 Sheffield On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 80% 0% 0% £9250 £25000 132 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia 79% 0% 10% £9250 £21700 £22800 132 Norwich On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia 79% 0% 10% £9250 £22800 132 Norwich On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester - - - £4800 £10400 - Manchester On campus Part-time
Queen Mary University of London 82% 0% 5% - - 164 London On campus Part-time
Bangor University 82% 0% 5% - - 164 Bangor On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 82% 0% 5% - - 164 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 82% 0% 5% - - 164 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University of Kent 82% 0% 5% - - 164 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 82% 0% 5% - - 164 London On campus Part-time
University of Hertfordshire 81% 4% 5% - - 145 Hatfield On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 81% 4% 5% - - 145 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 81% 4% 5% - - 145 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Hertfordshire 85% 5% 5% - - 122 Hatfield On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 85% 5% 5% - - 122 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 74% 2% 5% - - 149 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 74% 2% 5% - - 149 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Hertfordshire 74% 2% 5% - - 149 Hatfield On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 74% 2% 5% - - 149 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 74% 2% 5% - - 149 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 74% 2% 5% - - 149 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 82% 0% 5% - - 164 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Bath 89% 5% 5% - - 207 Bath On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 89% 5% 5% - - 207 Newcastle On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 89% 5% 5% - - 207 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Hertfordshire 89% 5% 5% - - 207 Hatfield On campus Part-time
The University of Manchester 89% 5% 5% - - 207 Manchester On campus Part-time
University of Leicester 92% 2% 0% £9250 - 124 Leicester On campus Full-time
University of Leicester 92% 2% 0% - - 124 Leicester On campus Full-time
St Helens College 90% - 45% £7995 - - Saint Helens On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 90% - 45% - - - London On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 50% 0% 5% - - 164 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 85% - 5% £9250 - 116 Preston On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 71% 5% 15% - - 129 Manchester On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 85% 5% 0% - - 110 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 50% 5% 0% - - 145 Guildford On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 82% 0% 5% - - 164 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 92% 1% 10% - - 151 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 50% 5% 0% - - 145 Guildford On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 64% 0% 5% - - 167 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Chester 87% 5% 30% £9250 - 126 Chester On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 81% 1% 0% - - 139 Leeds On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 78% 0% 20% £9250 - 86 Bath On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 71% 5% 15% - - 129 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 67% 0% 0% - - 147 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 85% - 5% £6000 - 116 Preston On campus Full-time
University of Chester 87% 5% 30% £9250 - 110 Chester On campus Full-time
University of Leicester 92% 2% 0% - - 132 Leicester On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 78% 0% 20% £9250 - 86 Bath On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 82% 0% 5% - - 164 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 75% 12% 10% £9250 - 111 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
77 /100
904 students of Microbiology in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Microbiology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21500 £21141 £25630
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £25000 £16255 - £26469 £20144 - £32412

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22386 £21345 £24718
25-75 percentile range £20040 - £25953 £16505 - £25335 £18241 - £28412

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Microbiology

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Microbiology who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Microbiology

  • Healthcare Organisations
  • Public Health Organisations
  • Environmental Organisations
  • Food and Drink Industry
  • Petroleum Industry
  • Pharmaceuticals Industry
  • Toiletries Industry
  • Water Industry
  • Biotechnology Companies
  • Forensic Science Laboratories
  • Publicly Funded Research Organisations
  • Higher Education Institutions

Specialisations within Microbiology

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Microbiology who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Microbiology (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Microbiology at Nottingham Trent University

40% Natural and social science professionals
15% Sales occupations
15% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
15% Elementary occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading Distribution

Students of Microbiology in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Microbiology

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Microbiology studies:
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Master of Research - MRes
  • Master of Biology - MBiol
  • Master of Biological Sciences - MBiolSci
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science - BSc
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Master of Science (Research) - MSc (Res)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Doctor of Medicine - MD
  • Masters in Research - MRes
  • Master of Science (Honours) - Msci (Hons)
  • Master of Science (Postgraduate) - MSc (PG)
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
  • Doctor of Clinical Dentistry - DClinDent

Microbiology at University of Glasgow received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 96 out of 100 among 20 respondents.

The median salary of graduates of Microbiology was £21500 15 months after graduation, £21141 3 years after graduation and £25630 5 years after graduation.