Overview Biological Sciences at Imperial aims to understand the behaviour of living systems from the level of cells up to whole organisms and ecosystems. The Department of Life Sciences offers a number of degrees in Biological Sciences, with some degrees enabling you to choose from a broad selection of modules, and others allowing you to specialise in a particular microbiology case studies pdf. This specialist course focuses on all types of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi and viruses.
You will acquire all the skills you need for a career in modern microbiology, covering the fundamental science of different types of microorganism as well as the important biotechnological, industrial, medical, food and agricultural applications. This gives you a solid grounding in the fundamental topics, and prepares you for advanced study. In the second year you study further core modules including virology and genetics. In your final year you will complete a research project on a topic of your choice, and choose from an even wider selection of modules such as epidemiology, immunity and infection, and a tropical biology field course. Our teaching is enriched by the Department’s internationally leading research programme, so you’ll be learning at the very cutting edge of the subject. You will also benefit from access to our outstanding facilities, including for genomic and cell biology studies, tissue culture suites and the most modern microscopes.
Transfer between courses The structure of the Department’s courses means that transfer between different Biological Sciences degrees is usually possible up until the end of the first year. Transfer onto Language for Science courses must be completed at the very start of the first year. Research courses should be completed at the start of the second year to allow time to arrange a suitable placement. It is not possible to transfer onto one of the Biochemistry or Biotechnology degrees from a Biological Sciences degree. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa.
Please visit our International Student Support webpage for further information. Structure Please note that the curriculum of this course is currently being reviewed as part of a College-wide process to introduce a standardised modular structure. As a result, the content and assessment structures of this course may change for your year of entry. Find out more about the limited circumstances in which we may need to make changes to or in relation to our courses, the type of changes we may make and how we will tell you about changes we have made. Optional modules You will choose one optional module from each of the lists below.
It may change for your year of entry. College, we will update this document and the information on this course page. Teaching and assessment Teaching You will spend time in the laboratory, lectures, tutorials and seminars, as well as undertake site visits, a group project and a research project to aid the understanding of real world application. The Royal College of Science is one of three historic Colleges that came together to form Imperial College London in 1907. Find out more about our Associateships.
Compare this course See how this course compares with similar courses at different institutions using the Unistats information below. You can use the Unistats website to find out how this course compares in areas such as student satisfaction and what our graduates are doing six months after completing this course. We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. If the requirements for your qualifications are not listed here, please see our academic requirements by country page for guidance on which qualifications we accept. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer. Some applicants may be set lower offers and some more challenging ones.