Microbiology BSc

   
   
  

Fact file - 2019 entry

Qualification
BSc Hons Microbiology
UCAS code
C501
Duration
3 years full-time (available part-time)
A level offer
AAB-ABB
Required subjects
at least two science-based subjects at A level (biology and chemistry preferred, but can include maths and geography) and an additional A level or equivalent.  
IB score
34-32 including 5 in two science subjects at Higher Level 
Course location
Sutton Bonington Campus
Course places
25
School/department
 

Overview

Microbiology is a laboratory-based science studying the micro-organisms which affect human, animal and plant health. Microbiologists are at the cutting edge of solving the microbial problems facing mankind.
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Microbiologists work in a huge variety of fields, including food, healthcare, chemicals and waste treatment. Genetically modified microbes are used to combat pests and disease in crops without the need for chemical sprays. Valuable products like insulin for diabetes and vaccines against diseases are made cheaply and efficiently by modified microbes.

micro wide

  • At Nottingham, you will learn a wide variety of practical techniques, develop research knowledge and gain industry exposure.
  • By the end of the course you will be qualified to work with microbial pathogens – this means you can pursue a laboratory career immediately, such as in a research lab or pharmaceutical company.
  • You can take an optional placement in industry between years two and three of your degree programme, recent students have worked in the food industry on food safety and product development.
  • Your final year research project will give you a real understanding of microbiological and molecular biological research.
 

Student stories

sam
Sam Daly
BSc Microbiology
"I spent my year in industry at Long Clawson Dairy Ltd in Melton Mowbray. I started in dairy technology, responsible for Stilton production and quality, I then moved to new product development, responsible for all blended cheese products and finally the technical department, responsible for food safety compliance. I completed a sampling project working with academic staff at the University. This involved taking milk samples from the vats, curd samples and cheese coat samples, and analysing them in the lab. I also completed two food safety courses and received second prize in the Dairy Industry Student Award from the Society of Dairy Technology. I really recommend doing a placement, it gave me a good working knowledge of different career options, and the understanding of how my degree can be applied in a commercial business."
 

Yearly overviews

Year one 

You will study a broad base of core modules including microbial physiology, biochemistry, genetics and cell biology, as well as specialist microbiology modules, including laboratory-based microbiology practicals. You will be given perspective a on how microbes interact with humans, animals, plants and other organisms; how they influence environmental processes, and how microbial products contribute to healthcare, food production, and manufacturing.

Year two 

Second-year core modules include a significant proportion of laboratory- based work including Microbial Mechanisms of Foodborne Disease. Through practicals you will learn a number of core methods needed for the safe handling, culture, isolation, enumeration and identification of a range of ACDP2 pathogens.

Other core modules include: Bacterial Biological Diversity, Medical Microbiology and Virology. Alongside your scientific development you will consolidate your professional competencies and abilities as a microbiologist.

Year three

You will undertake a year-long research project, spending at least three full days per week in the final semester undertaking your work. Examples of recent projects include:

  • Testing clinical or food samples to detect specific mycobacterial pathogens
  • Metal and antibiotic resistance in enterobacteria
  • Sortase A (SrtA) mediated cell wall anchoring through modification of reporter proteins

You will also be able to choose from a wide range of optional modules to focus on your area of interest.

 

Study abroad and industry placements

You have the opportunity of taking a year in industry between years two and three of your degree, extending your degree to a four year programme. 

This optional year in industry, as a paid employee in most cases, gives you experience in a real-world environment to develop your skills further, which will significantly improve your employment prospects.

In addition, there are a variety of study abroad opportunities from a semester to a whole year, you can;

  • apply to spend part of your second year at the University’s Malaysia Campus, All teaching is in English and the modules and exams are very similar to those in Nottingham.
  • apply to spend a semester of your second year at one of our highly ranked international partner universities including Australia, Canada or South Korea via the University-wide exchange programme.
  • study abroad for an additional year at one of our highly ranked Erasmus+ partner universities in France, Austria or Spain. If you choose to transfer to this option you would take language modules in the relevant language during year two, and would have the option of studying abroad in your chosen language or in English, subject to availability.
  • take part in a summer school: we have a range of options in subjects such as business, entrepreneurship and languages available.

Find out more

You can decide to apply for a year in industry or apply to study abroad when you start your degree.
 

Additional year in Computer Science

Boost your degree even further by studying computer science for a year between years two and three of your degree, extending your degree to a four year programme.

A year spent in the University's School of Computer Science will give you training in software development and computing skills relevant to your final year research project and benefit you in your future career.

You can decide to transfer into this programme from your BSc course when you start your degree (subject to progression criteria).

 
 

Entry requirements

A levels: AAB-ABB, including at least two science-based subjects at A level, and an additional A level or equivalent.

General studies, critical thinking, citizenship studies and leisure studies are not accepted.

English language requirements 

IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)

For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.

 

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.

Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking IELTS or equivalent.

Alternative qualifications 

For details please see alternative qualifications page

Foundation year - a foundation year is available for this course.

Science Foundation Certificate

International students only

International students (non-EU) who do not have the required qualifications or grades to go directly onto an undergraduate degree course, may be interested in the Science Foundation Certificate delivered through The University of Nottingham International College. You are guaranteed a place on selected undergraduate courses if all progression requirements are met. 

Science with Foundation Year

Home, EU and international students

If you have achieved high grades in your A levels (or equivalent qualifications) but do not meet the current subject entry requirements for direct entry to your chosen undergraduate course, you may be interested in our one year science foundation programme. Applicants must also demonstrate good grades in previous relevant science subjects to apply. You are guaranteed a place on selected undergraduate courses if all progression requirements are met.  

Flexible admissions policy

In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, the University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information.


Notes for applicants 

Our modular courses are flexible and offer the opportunity to combine your main studies with modules in other subject areas (please note that all modules are subject to change).

 
 

Modules

The following is a sample of the typical modules that we offer as at the date of publication but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Due to the passage of time between commencement of the course and subsequent years of the course, modules may change due to developments in the curriculum and the module information in this prospectus is provided for indicative purposes only.

Typical year one modules

Core

Biochemistry – The Building Blocks of Life
Have you ever wondered how some organisms can resist diseases? This module provides you with the fundamentals for understanding biochemical processes in living organisms. You’ll be introduced to the basic structure, properties and functions of the four key biological macromolecules: nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. You’ll also look at the metabolic pathways occurring in cells, such as respiration, photosynthesis and the biosynthetic pathways for the key macromolecules. In addition to lectures, you’ll have practical laboratory sessions to learn how to use key biochemical techniques for the separation and analysis of macromolecules and measurement of the metabolic process. 
 
Genes and Cells 1 
The basic functional units of life are cells. In this module you’ll learn about the growth and development of cells, focusing on mitosis, meiosis, cell division and differentiation. You’ll get to explore the ultrastructure – the structure of a cell too small to be seen with an ordinary microscope – of animal, plant and bacterial cells and even viruses. Once you have this foundation understanding, the second part of the module covers fundamental genetic principles and you’ll be able to answer the questions: What are the Mendelian laws of inheritance? How are genes expressed? You’ll have lectures from current researchers in the field and the opportunity to apply your learning in the laboratory and in workshops. 
 
Microbes and You
Through this module, you will be given perspective a on how microbes interact with humans, animals, plants and other organisms; how they influence environmental processes, and how microbial products contribute to healthcare, food production, and manufacturing. It will address the influence of technological developments, and scientific understanding of microbes and the public perception of them. 
 
Applied Genetics
In a series of lectures, workshops and practicals you’ll further develop your understanding of gene structure, function and regulation and investigate how this knowledge can be applied in recombinant DNA technology through DNA sequencing and genetic engineering. 
 
The Physiology of Microbes 
Through four hours of lectures each week, you’ll be given basic knowledge of bacterial cell structures and growth and reveal the mechanisms that allow bacteria to respond to their environment. You’ll also be taught how to handle data commonly used in microbiological experimentation and be given training in the basic practical methods required for all microbiological laboratory work through a weekly three hour practicals.
 
Microorganisms and Disease
You’ll be introduced to a range of important human pathogens, their interactions with the immune system, mechanisms of disease causation and the laboratory procedures involved in diagnosis and treatment of infections. 
 
Biosciences Tutorials and Foundation Science

The tutorials component of this module is intended to enhance your transition into university and guide you through the academic expectations of your degrees. This part of the module is spread throughout the year and includes three generic sessions on ‘study skills and plagiarism’, ‘study opportunities’ and ‘career and personal development’, and a series of small group tutorials with your academic tutor to develop generic skills such as finding crucial information, oral presentation, data handling and presentation of results, preparation for examinations, and essay writing skills relevant to biosciences.

The Foundation Science content has three elements: chemistry, maths and statistics and physics. The chemistry element will include: elements and periodic table; atomic structure and bonding; intermolecular attractions, chemical equilibrium; acids and bases, oxidation and reduction; rates of reaction; basic organic chemistry, isomerism, and rings. The Maths and Stats element will include: calculations, algebra, functions and relationships, powers, logarithms, descriptive statistics, significance, regression and presenting data. The Physics element will include: units and dimensions; power, energy and heat; light and the electromagnetic spectrum; attenuation/absorption; and radioactivity.

There is also an IT element, which interfaces with generic IT training for undergraduates provided within the University.

 

Optional modules include:

The Biosciences and Global Food Security
How can you use science to help improve global food security? This module introduces you to the issues of global food security and the complexity existing in different parts of our food generation system. Looking across the food supply chain, you’ll cover the evolution of crops, crop and animal production, and the food industry. Importantly, you’ll also look at sustainable nutrition because food security isn’t just about supply – it’s important that people are getting the right kind of food. You’ll learn about these issues through a mix of lectures and practical laboratory sessions. You’ll also develop professional skills to work safely in laboratory situations. 
 
Food and Physiology

This module will cover the basics of the journey of food around the body. You will learn how our body reacts when it first senses the presence of food, and how hormones are activated in response to hunger and food consumption. The microbiome and gut health will be covered, both in the healthy state and when undesirable reactions occur, leading to disease. You will be encouraged to explore how certain foods can impact the body, affecting our cognitive and physical health.

 
 

Typical year two modules

Core

Bacterial Biological Diversity
This module is designed to provide an understanding of the extent of bacterial biological diversity. Following introductory lectures on bacterial taxonomy and classification and web-page design, you’ll undertake two student-centred exercises. The first will be the production of an essay on a chosen organism covering its taxonomy, biology and ecology. The second will be a group exercise to design a web site including the material collated for the essay.
 
Medical Microbiology
This module will introduce you to the properties, mechanisms of resistance and clinical use of antimicrobial agents in the treatment of microbial infections. Options relating to disease prevention will be explained, and you’ll be provided with an insight into the role of the laboratory and the Public Health Laboratory Service in the diagnosis, management and control of infection in hospital and the community. During an average week, you’ll have a three hour lecture to study for this module.
 
Virology
The module will provide an introduction to viruses and their interactions with their hosts (bacteria, plants and animals including humans) as well as discussing the structure of viruses and their significance including pathogenesis and molecular biology. As well as lectures, this module also includes a lab practical in which a virus is grown and quantified.
 
Principles of Immunology 
What are the main events of the immune response when the body is infected by intra and extracellular parasites, essential components of many diseases? In this module you’ll be introduced to the fundamental concepts behind cellular and molecular immunology. You’ll learn about the main characteristics and features of the innate and adaptive immune system, their functions and how they relate to each other. You’ll explore current immune-techniques, modern concepts of immune-deficiency and hypersensitivities, and contemporary topics in animal and human diseases. 
 
Analysis of Bacterial Gene Expression
This module covers the major techniques required for analysis of gene expression including methods for gene sequence and transcriptional analysis. An in depth study of vectors and gene constructs provides an understanding of the different strategies used in creating mutants and identifying gene function in bacteria. As well as practicals, the coursework exercises are designed to illustrate the topics covered in the lecture course and will give students experience of experimental design and critical analysis of research data and an introduction to bioinformatics for the analysis of DNA and protein sequences.
 
Professional Skills for Bioscientists 
In this module you will develop and consolidate your professional competencies and abilities as a microbiologist. You’ll improve your core professional skills in the scientific method, experimentation, data analysis and measurement techniques that enable you carry out scientifically-sound research in animal, crop or management science. You’ll also cover discipline-specific topics. There will be a mix of lectures, workshops and group activity sessions for you to work on your skills.
 
Microbial Mechanisms of Foodborne Disease 
This module aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the microorganisms causing food-borne disease and the mechanisms by which they do this and their routes of transmission. In laboratory practicals you will learn a number of core practical methods needed for the safe handling, culture, isolation, enumeration and identification of a range of ACDP2 pathogens. 
 

Optional

Bacterial Genes and Development
This module aims to describe in some detail the molecular events which occur during the control of gene expression in bacteria. The material covered will begin with simple control circuits, followed by case studies which show how complex developmental programmes can occur in response to environmental stimuli. 
 
Molecular Biology and the Dynamic Cell 
This module offers a detailed study of the core molecular processes that enable cells to function such as DNA biochemistry, gene expression, protein synthesis and degradation. You will learn about the basic molecular processes that underpin the function of eukaryotic cells and to describe how different organelles within the cell function, with an emphasis on the dynamic nature of cell biology. You will have lectures, practical classes a poster presentation and tutorials.  
 
Computer Modelling in Science: Introduction 
Modern biological and environmental science is often the study of complex systems and large data sets, and relies on computer models and analyses to understand these systems and data. This module introduces you to the computer programming and modelling techniques that are used in the biological and environmental sciences. Using relevant examples and applications, you’ll become familiar with computer programming and algorithms using the Python programming language, and explore how to analyse image data. You’ll also learn how to construct mathematical models for biological and environmental systems using difference and differential equations, with a particular emphasis on population dynamics, and how to simulate, analyse these models and fit these models to data. In computer laboratory sessions, you’ll apply your learning to specific problems, such as environmental pollution, growth of microbial populations, disease epidemics, or computer manipulation of images of plants, animals or the natural environment. 
 
Infection and Immunity
This module will provide a broad understanding in basic immunology, the organs, cells and molecules of the immune system and the mechanisms engaged in the generation an of immune response to pathogens. Within this the module will provide examples of types of human pathogens (viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoa and helminths), the varied nature of the immune response, depending on the pathogen, it’s niche(s) in the host and pathogen strategies for invading and surviving in the host. A further aim is to demonstrate how immunological methods can be effectively utilized for disease diagnosis and vaccine development. The module will also address the consequences of failure of normal immune function, including autoimmunity and hypersensitivity
 
Microbial Biotechnology

In this module you will learn about the use of yeasts, filamentous fungi and bacteria in biotechnology as it relates to the food, agriculture, medicine and other industries. The course will demonstrate how an understanding of the biology and genetics of microorganisms allows their use as cell factories for the production, and models for the discovery, of enzymes and metabolites. The course will also explore how microbial activities themselves can be exploited in processes ranging from food production to biocontrol of disease-causing organisms. You will have ten weeks of lectures for this course.

 
Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
This module will examine in depth the analysis of drug action, and its application to the design and use of current therapeutics. We will define what drugs are, the different ways they act at the cellular and molecular level, and pharmacokinetic principles underlying drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination. This framework will provide the basis to explore the rationale and goals of treatment for clinical therapeutic case studies. These will highlight major current challenges to human health – in cardiovascular and respiratory disease, diabetes and obesity, CNS disorders, cancer and infectious disease. You will develop a deep understanding of what the discipline of pharmacology represents, and its application to both basic biological research and current and future medical advances.
 
 

Typical year three modules

Core

Microbiology Research Project

You will choose and plan a research project in consultation with a supervisor, based around ongoing research in the University. You'll carry out a literature review and produce an experimental outline. You will be required to design experiments, collect, analyse and interpret the data obtained. You'll spend at least three full days per week in this year undertaking your work. Examples of recent project areas include: antimicrobial resistance, synthetic biology, immune response to virus infections, rapid detection of Mycobacteria, phage therapy, immobilised microorganisms for fermentation and improve yeast performance for high gravity fermentations.

 

Optional

The Microflora of Foods
You’ll be given an understanding of: the micro-organisms which are important in foods; the factors which control the development of the microflora of food products and the methods which can be used to isolate and identify bacteria from food products. This module is taught through lectures and a significant practical content. 
 
Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology
This module will enable you to comprehend the opportunities that protein engineering provides in applied microbiology and to appreciate some of the practical limitations associated with technology. You’ll gain a detailed understanding of prokaryotic protein expression and examples of its application to biotechnology. Practical classes and seminars will provide an insight into the necessary constraints and practicalities of experimental design and execution. The major coursework assignment introduces you to the rigour required for writing scientific papers. 
 
Sex, Ageing and DNA Repair
Why do we age and succumb to cancer? Has human civilization exposed a process of cellular decay for which evolution never prepared us? The age-related onset of cancer provides a stark reminder that we cannot avoid damage to the genetic blueprint on which life depends, and suggests that ageing may be a consequence of cellular activities that limit DNA damage and malignant transformation. To avoid the ravages of age on the 'disposable soma', the germline is refreshed each generation by means of reproduction. Sexual reproduction is underpinned by recombination, which shuffles the genome and ensures correct chromosome segregation in meiosis. The molecular mechanisms of recombination are conserved in bacteria, yeast and higher eukaryotes, and defects in recombination are linked to cancer pre-disposition and/or premature ageing in humans. This module examines how studies in bacterial and yeast model systems have uncovered the relationship between the somatic ageing observed during a single lifespan, and the necessity to maintain the genome intact from one generation to the next. This is despite our continuous exposure to mutagens and carcinogens of both natural and human origin. We will focus on the nature and consequences of genotoxic damage, and learn how microbiology, including model organisms such as Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, has informed us about the mechanisms that avoid, repair or tolerate such damage.
 
Rapid Methods in Microbial Analysis
This module will enable you to understand where new methods can replace traditional techniques of microbial detection and recording. 
 
Microbial Fermentation
This module commences with a review of microbial fermentation, including beer, cheese, yoghurt, meat and single-cell protein production, as well as sewage treatment. The underlying principles of microbial fermentation will be discussed, in addition to specific examples which will be examined in depth. From this basic knowledge the problems of microbial contamination and spoilage of the finished product will be analysed. 
 
Virology and Cellular Microbiology
The module will provide an in depth induction into the relationship of bacterial and viral pathogens and their hosts. Including understanding the underlying molecular basis of the adaptive response of bacteria to various environments and the mechanisms by which bacteria and viruses subvert cellular machinery. 
 
Pathogens
This course aims to give you an in depth understanding of the genetics, evolution and biochemistry behind the pathogenic properties of parasites and micro-organisms that cause major human disease in the present day. In a series of lectures you will learn about the molecular genetic biochemical and cellular bases of theses major infectious diseases and why they are still such a health problem. You will understand the post-genomic progress in determining the molecular mechanisms of transmission, pathogenicity and susceptibility as well as understanding the progress and prospects for new therapeutics.
 
Molecular Microbiology and Infection
The course will be delivered in two sections. Section one will include:structure, function and molecular biology of information processing in bacteria. This will include discussion of cell envelop structures, extracellular secretion, enzymology, protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions in DNA repair, recombination, replication, transcription and translation and the use of these organisms in biotechnology. Section two will include: a discussion of the biology and biological chemistry of emerging or recently emerged viral and bacterial diseases that are important for public health: HIV, avian influenza, and antibiotic resistant 'superbugs'. Lectures will cover the interaction of the host and the pathogens and highlight how these drive mechanisms of infection and immunity. In addition, the course will include an analysis of anti-viral and anti-bacterial drugs and their modes of action at the atomic level and how microbial diseases can be transmitted to humans.
 
Environmental Biotechnology
In a series of lectures, this module provides training in environmental biotechnology, with particular emphasis on the interaction between microorganisms and the environment. The main topics covered will be wastewater treatment, bioremediation of organic and inorganic pollutants, microbes as indicators of risk factors in the environment, microbes in agriculture (biocontrol and biofertilisers) and the role of microorganisms in bioenergy production.
 
Plant Cell Signalling
This module deals with the production and perception of plant signalling molecules and the ways in which these signals are integrated to ensure appropriate responses to environmental conditions or plant pathogen attack.
 
Molecular Plant Pathology
This module will cover the molecular techniques being used to develop an understanding of plant/pathogen interactions. It will then cover the molecular biology of plant pathogens, how these cause disease, and the mechanisms used by plants to defend themselves against such pathogens.
 
Plant Disease Control
In this module, you’ll gain an understanding of the applied aspects of plant disease control, in particular transmission, epidemiology, detection and diagnosis and control strategies. You’ll analyse the problems of plant diseases and be able to describe the options available to control losses due to disease and the strengths and weaknesses of these options. You’ll examine control strategies based on a range of approaches – including application of fungicides, biological control, deployment of disease resistant varieties and biotechnological approaches. Importantly, you’ll learn about the strategies used by plant pathogens to spread between plants and cause disease epidemics. You’ll have lectures and a field visit, as well as practical laboratory sessions to develop laboratory skills associated with disease diagnosis.
 
 
 
 

Industry placement year 

The optional year in industry takes place between years two and three of your degree, extending your degree to a four year programme. Students apply for a placement during year two of the degree programme.

A year in industry can help you:

  • Gain the opportunity to put your learning into practice, giving you a better understanding of your studies and the chance to solidify your knowledge in an industry setting. 
  • Stand out from the crowd as a graduate: many students secure a graduate job as a direct result of their placement year.
  • Learn about what you enjoy doing, and your strengths and weaknesses, putting you in a strong position when considering your future career.

The school has excellent links with a wide range of businesses and research institutes, examples of relevant companies include GlaxoSmithKline, Kew Gardens, Pfizer, Medimmune and Johnson & Johnson.

The dedicated School Placement Team work with you to help you search for, apply and secure a placement, as well as supporting you prior to, during and after the placement.

Student placement stories

 

Careers

By the end of the course you will have a broad understanding of fundamental microbiology and specialisation in the area you have chosen - which could be medical microbiology, virology, molecular biology or food and environmental microbiology. You will have developed strong practical research skills and a number of transferable skills including the ability to collect and analyse data, communicate effectively.

You will be qualified to work with microbial pathogens – this means you can pursue a laboratory career immediately, for example in a
hospital or pharmaceutical company.

Other career possibilities include biotechnology companies, regulatory and environmental agencies, the food industry or further study for a PhD.

Recent destinations of graduates include:

  • research in microbiology in research institutes and universities
  • pharmaceutical and food industries
  • healthcare and medicine research and development
  • agricultural and environmental disciplines
  • biotechnology research
  • advisory and management roles in government agencies such as Defra, the Food Standards Agency and the Health Protection Agency
  • scientific writing and communication 

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers
(Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2017, High Fliers Research).

 

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2016, 93.1% of first-degree graduates in the School of Biosciences, who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,597, with the highest being £30,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates who were available for work, 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK. 

Careers support and advice 

Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take. Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.  

 
 

Fees and funding

Scholarships and bursaries

The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of bursaries and scholarships. These funds can provide you with an additional source of non-repayable financial help. For up to date information regarding tuition fees, visit our fees and finance pages.

Home students*

Over one third of our UK students receive our means-tested core bursary, worth up to £2,000 a year. Full details can be found on our financial support pages.

* A 'home' student is one who meets certain UK residence criteria. These are the same criteria as apply to eligibility for home funding from Student Finance.

International/EU students

Our International Baccalaureate Diploma Excellence Scholarship is available for select students paying overseas fees who achieve 38 points or above in the International Baccalaureate Diploma. We also offer a range of High Achiever Prizes for students from selected countries, schools and colleges to help with the cost of tuition fees. Find out more about scholarships, fees and finance for international students.

 
 
 

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