Taught course

Molecular Microbiology

University of Bath · Faculty of Science

Entry requirements

You should have a first or strong second-class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, plant sciences, biomedical sciences, pharmacy, microbiology, agricultural science, medical laboratory technology or medical sciences.

We would also consider other degree subjects, providing there is sufficient relevant content with adequate grades achieved.

Your degree should have at least 50% biology units including some microbiology units, such as infections and immunity, pathogenesis or viruses.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Discover the molecular principles underlying the biology of microorganisms. You’ll develop expert knowledge of infection and immunity.

You’ll study the molecular and cellular biology of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts. These include gene expression and regulation, gene transfer, genome structure, epidemiology, cell communication pathogenicity and virulence factors.

You’ll have the opportunity to study flexibly, choosing options that suit your future ambitions. There is a varied range of interdisciplinary units available to allow you to tailor your studies.

Your studies will help you develop the skills you need to move into a wide range of careers in the sciences or to take on further research. Our graduates have an excellent employment record with companies and academic institutions across the globe. Graduates have moved into roles with employers including Biocapita in Beijing, University of Florence in Italy and BBSRC in the UK. Many students have moved into further study and research.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1225 385 115