University of Strathclyde
Immunology and Microbiology BSc (Hons)
University of Strathclyde

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Have an impact on the development of new or improved medicines and the treatment of disease.

Why Immunology & Microbiology at Strathclyde? Ranked top 10 in the UK for Biological Sciences (Complete University Guide 2021). Our courses are underpinned by our strong research base, links with industry, the NHS and international partners. Accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology. Opportunity to study and take part in lab-based research abroad. Choose at the end of Year 2 to progress to single, joint Honours or an Integrated Masters degree in any of the biomolecular sciences. Our MSci programmes are appropriate if you are interested in an academic or research-related career.

Your Career Graduates have found jobs in the development of drugs, food processing, protecting the environment, fighting disease or slowing the ageing process. Recent graduates are working in a variety of positions including research in academia, NHS/private sector laboratory technician, clinical support worker, and in areas such as medical writing, clinical drug trials, medical sales, and production control. The transferable skills you gain will prepare you for a career not only in science but also in areas such as finance, management, marketing, sales, business and media. IBMS accreditation of the BSc Honours in Biomedical Science ensures that this degree meets the academic requirements for registration as a biomedical scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council which is essential if you wish to pursue a career in an NHS laboratory.

Recognised by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of associate membership.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 15 graduates of Immunology and Microbiology BSc (Hons) at University of Strathclyde for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
100 /100
15 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in microbiology and cell science

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23500 £24500 £26000
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £27500 £18500 - £27000 £22500 - £30500

Salary of all UK Graduates of microbiology and cell science

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23000 £22479 £27706
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £26500 £18401 - £28010 £22173 - £34773

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Immunology and Microbiology, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Immunology and Microbiology BSc (Hons) at University of Strathclyde

25% Natural and social science professionals
25% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
15% Sales occupations
5% Administrative occupations
5% Engineering professionals
5% Customer service occupations
5% Elementary occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for microbiology and cell science

Qualification requirements

Two sciences, – Biology B or Chemistry B; Chemistry (if not at A Level) GCSE B; GCSE Maths 6/B, GCSE English Language 6/B or Literature 6/B.

Graded Unit B.

Chemistry, Biology/Human Biology. Advanced Higher Chemistry and Biology recommended for S6 study and to compensate for missed Higher grades.

Two science subjects (Chemistry/Biology/Physics) HL5; English SL5; Maths SL5.

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Immunology and Microbiology, BSc (Hons).


Tuition Fees Immunology and Microbiology BSc (Hons)

EU £21150 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Scotland £1820 year 1
International £21150 year 1
Ireland £21150 year 1

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland SAAS. If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde.

Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK England, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750 with the exception of the MPharm and Integrated Masters courses; MPharm students pay £9,250 for each of the four years. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply.

The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page:

For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Strathclyde in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Strathclyde in related subject specific rankings.

Natural Sciences

    • #1 
    • #11 
    Biological Sciences
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #401 
    Biological Sciences
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #9 
    • #836 
    Biological Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

See all 47 university rankings of University of Strathclyde

About University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is a prominent research education institution situated in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Awards and accolades are never far away from their name, having been recognised as university of the year on numerous occasions by Times Higher Education, as well as the 4th best in the UK for Student Satisfaction. The city itself is known for the friendly and humorous locals, as well as the diverse and international student population.

  • Settling into UK Life | University of Strathclyde International Study Centre
  • Shreya’s journey from India to Strathclyde
  • "Glasgow is lovely": Neha Jadhav
  • Useful tips for International Students coming to Strathclyde
  • It’s the first time outside India for me | University of Strathclyde International Study Centre
  • Hear from some of our Nigerian students.
  • Why join our Faculty of Engineering through an articulation programme?

Where is this programme taught

John Anderson Campus
map marker Show on map
University of Strathclyde
map marker Show on map

Similar courses

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
The University of Sheffield 91% 0% 15% £9250 £25670 152 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 79% 0% 0% £9250 £21400 125 Belfast On campus Full-time
University of Reading 73% 0% 0% £9250 £23700 108 Reading On campus Full-time
University of Strathclyde 100% 0% 5% £9250 £21150 213 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Reading 73% 0% 0% £9250 £23700 108 Reading On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 91% 0% 0% £27750 £84080 200 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Dundee 80% 0% 1% £9250 £23650 185 Dundee On campus Full-time
University of Reading 73% 0% 0% £9250 £23700 118 Reading On campus Full-time
University of Strathclyde 84% 0% 0% £9250 £21150 205 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Edinburgh Napier University 89% 5% 0% £9250 £16425 130 Edinburgh On campus Full-time