Biological Sciences

BSc MICROBIOLOGY WITH A PLACEMENT YEAR

Key details 

BSC MICROBIOLOGY WITH A PLACEMENT YEAR

Start Year
2021
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
C50P
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
4

Assessment for Year 1

Assessment: 

We use a range of assessment methods throughout the course to best reflect the subject matter in hand. These include formal examinations, project reports, course tests, practical reports, poster and oral presentations, essays and worksheets. The balance of coursework and examinations will vary in accordance with your module choices. For example, many of our modules are split 40% coursework, 60% examination, but a small number are 100% coursework.  

Your placement will be assessed by an extended written report and a presentation upon returning to UEA, which will be graded on a pass or fail basis.  

 

Feedback: 

Feedback strategy focusses on provision of detailed information which is returned to students for both formative and summative assessments to be used as a basis for ongoing improvement.  Different approaches are adopted depending on the challenge of the task and the amount of time that each requires. Given the progressive nature of the degrees and the themes involved there are opportunities to feed forward to subsequent years.   

To provide rapid feedback in selected modules, comments are returned via Blackboard as soon as they are available. This is a very appropriate medium for returning detailed feedback in less standard formats, for example via audio recordings of comments on the work. This mechanism means that feedback is available quickly, often days before the written feedback and marks are available to students.  

Feedback can also take the form of oral discussion and explanation in class, or individual feedback from a student’s adviser. Grid-based proformas that provide students with a profile of their individual performance is frequently employed so that they can see where they have done well and where improvement is required in specific areas.  In some modules where oral presentations are being assessed, the student audience are invited to provide anonymous feedback on their peers.  

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Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 2

Assessment: 

We use a range of assessment methods throughout the course to best reflect the subject matter in hand. These include formal examinations, project reports, course tests, practical reports, poster and oral presentations, essays and worksheets. The balance of coursework and examinations will vary in accordance with your module choices. For example, many of our modules are split 40% coursework, 60% examination, but a small number are 100% coursework.  

Your placement will be assessed by an extended written report and a presentation upon returning to UEA, which will be graded on a pass or fail basis.  

 

Feedback: 

Feedback strategy focusses on provision of detailed information which is returned to students for both formative and summative assessments to be used as a basis for ongoing improvement.  Different approaches are adopted depending on the challenge of the task and the amount of time that each requires. Given the progressive nature of the degrees and the themes involved there are opportunities to feed forward to subsequent years.   

To provide rapid feedback in selected modules, comments are returned via Blackboard as soon as they are available. This is a very appropriate medium for returning detailed feedback in less standard formats, for example via audio recordings of comments on the work. This mechanism means that feedback is available quickly, often days before the written feedback and marks are available to students.  

Feedback can also take the form of oral discussion and explanation in class, or individual feedback from a student’s adviser. Grid-based proformas that provide students with a profile of their individual performance is frequently employed so that they can see where they have done well and where improvement is required in specific areas.  In some modules where oral presentations are being assessed, the student audience are invited to provide anonymous feedback on their peers.  

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 3

Assessment: 

We use a range of assessment methods throughout the course to best reflect the subject matter in hand. These include formal examinations, project reports, course tests, practical reports, poster and oral presentations, essays and worksheets. The balance of coursework and examinations will vary in accordance with your module choices. For example, many of our modules are split 40% coursework, 60% examination, but a small number are 100% coursework.  

Your placement will be assessed by an extended written report and a presentation upon returning to UEA, which will be graded on a pass or fail basis.  

 

Feedback: 

Feedback strategy focusses on provision of detailed information which is returned to students for both formative and summative assessments to be used as a basis for ongoing improvement.  Different approaches are adopted depending on the challenge of the task and the amount of time that each requires. Given the progressive nature of the degrees and the themes involved there are opportunities to feed forward to subsequent years.   

To provide rapid feedback in selected modules, comments are returned via Blackboard as soon as they are available. This is a very appropriate medium for returning detailed feedback in less standard formats, for example via audio recordings of comments on the work. This mechanism means that feedback is available quickly, often days before the written feedback and marks are available to students.  

Feedback can also take the form of oral discussion and explanation in class, or individual feedback from a student’s adviser. Grid-based proformas that provide students with a profile of their individual performance is frequently employed so that they can see where they have done well and where improvement is required in specific areas.  In some modules where oral presentations are being assessed, the student audience are invited to provide anonymous feedback on their peers.  

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 4

Assessment: 

We use a range of assessment methods throughout the course to best reflect the subject matter in hand. These include formal examinations, project reports, course tests, practical reports, poster and oral presentations, essays and worksheets. The balance of coursework and examinations will vary in accordance with your module choices. For example, many of our modules are split 40% coursework, 60% examination, but a small number are 100% coursework.  

Your placement will be assessed by an extended written report and a presentation upon returning to UEA, which will be graded on a pass or fail basis.  

 

Feedback: 

Feedback strategy focusses on provision of detailed information which is returned to students for both formative and summative assessments to be used as a basis for ongoing improvement.  Different approaches are adopted depending on the challenge of the task and the amount of time that each requires. Given the progressive nature of the degrees and the themes involved there are opportunities to feed forward to subsequent years.   

To provide rapid feedback in selected modules, comments are returned via Blackboard as soon as they are available. This is a very appropriate medium for returning detailed feedback in less standard formats, for example via audio recordings of comments on the work. This mechanism means that feedback is available quickly, often days before the written feedback and marks are available to students.  

Feedback can also take the form of oral discussion and explanation in class, or individual feedback from a student’s adviser. Grid-based proformas that provide students with a profile of their individual performance is frequently employed so that they can see where they have done well and where improvement is required in specific areas.  In some modules where oral presentations are being assessed, the student audience are invited to provide anonymous feedback on their peers.  

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 1

Assessment: 

We use a range of assessment methods throughout the course to best reflect the subject matter in hand. These include formal examinations, project reports, course tests, practical reports, poster and oral presentations, essays and worksheets. The balance of coursework and examinations will vary in accordance with your module choices. For example, many of our modules are split 40% coursework, 60% examination, but a small number are 100% coursework.  

Your placement will be assessed by an extended written report and a presentation upon returning to UEA, which will be graded on a pass or fail basis.  

 

Feedback: 

Feedback strategy focusses on provision of detailed information which is returned to students for both formative and summative assessments to be used as a basis for ongoing improvement.  Different approaches are adopted depending on the challenge of the task and the amount of time that each requires. Given the progressive nature of the degrees and the themes involved there are opportunities to feed forward to subsequent years.   

To provide rapid feedback in selected modules, comments are returned via Blackboard as soon as they are available. This is a very appropriate medium for returning detailed feedback in less standard formats, for example via audio recordings of comments on the work. This mechanism means that feedback is available quickly, often days before the written feedback and marks are available to students.  

Feedback can also take the form of oral discussion and explanation in class, or individual feedback from a student’s adviser. Grid-based proformas that provide students with a profile of their individual performance is frequently employed so that they can see where they have done well and where improvement is required in specific areas.  In some modules where oral presentations are being assessed, the student audience are invited to provide anonymous feedback on their peers.  

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 2

Assessment: 

We use a range of assessment methods throughout the course to best reflect the subject matter in hand. These include formal examinations, project reports, course tests, practical reports, poster and oral presentations, essays and worksheets. The balance of coursework and examinations will vary in accordance with your module choices. For example, many of our modules are split 40% coursework, 60% examination, but a small number are 100% coursework.  

Your placement will be assessed by an extended written report and a presentation upon returning to UEA, which will be graded on a pass or fail basis.  

 

Feedback: 

Feedback strategy focusses on provision of detailed information which is returned to students for both formative and summative assessments to be used as a basis for ongoing improvement.  Different approaches are adopted depending on the challenge of the task and the amount of time that each requires. Given the progressive nature of the degrees and the themes involved there are opportunities to feed forward to subsequent years.   

To provide rapid feedback in selected modules, comments are returned via Blackboard as soon as they are available. This is a very appropriate medium for returning detailed feedback in less standard formats, for example via audio recordings of comments on the work. This mechanism means that feedback is available quickly, often days before the written feedback and marks are available to students.  

Feedback can also take the form of oral discussion and explanation in class, or individual feedback from a student’s adviser. Grid-based proformas that provide students with a profile of their individual performance is frequently employed so that they can see where they have done well and where improvement is required in specific areas.  In some modules where oral presentations are being assessed, the student audience are invited to provide anonymous feedback on their peers.  

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 3

Assessment: 

We use a range of assessment methods throughout the course to best reflect the subject matter in hand. These include formal examinations, project reports, course tests, practical reports, poster and oral presentations, essays and worksheets. The balance of coursework and examinations will vary in accordance with your module choices. For example, many of our modules are split 40% coursework, 60% examination, but a small number are 100% coursework.  

Your placement will be assessed by an extended written report and a presentation upon returning to UEA, which will be graded on a pass or fail basis.  

 

Feedback: 

Feedback strategy focusses on provision of detailed information which is returned to students for both formative and summative assessments to be used as a basis for ongoing improvement.  Different approaches are adopted depending on the challenge of the task and the amount of time that each requires. Given the progressive nature of the degrees and the themes involved there are opportunities to feed forward to subsequent years.   

To provide rapid feedback in selected modules, comments are returned via Blackboard as soon as they are available. This is a very appropriate medium for returning detailed feedback in less standard formats, for example via audio recordings of comments on the work. This mechanism means that feedback is available quickly, often days before the written feedback and marks are available to students.  

Feedback can also take the form of oral discussion and explanation in class, or individual feedback from a student’s adviser. Grid-based proformas that provide students with a profile of their individual performance is frequently employed so that they can see where they have done well and where improvement is required in specific areas.  In some modules where oral presentations are being assessed, the student audience are invited to provide anonymous feedback on their peers.  

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 4

Assessment: 

We use a range of assessment methods throughout the course to best reflect the subject matter in hand. These include formal examinations, project reports, course tests, practical reports, poster and oral presentations, essays and worksheets. The balance of coursework and examinations will vary in accordance with your module choices. For example, many of our modules are split 40% coursework, 60% examination, but a small number are 100% coursework.  

Your placement will be assessed by an extended written report and a presentation upon returning to UEA, which will be graded on a pass or fail basis.  

 

Feedback: 

Feedback strategy focusses on provision of detailed information which is returned to students for both formative and summative assessments to be used as a basis for ongoing improvement.  Different approaches are adopted depending on the challenge of the task and the amount of time that each requires. Given the progressive nature of the degrees and the themes involved there are opportunities to feed forward to subsequent years.   

To provide rapid feedback in selected modules, comments are returned via Blackboard as soon as they are available. This is a very appropriate medium for returning detailed feedback in less standard formats, for example via audio recordings of comments on the work. This mechanism means that feedback is available quickly, often days before the written feedback and marks are available to students.  

Feedback can also take the form of oral discussion and explanation in class, or individual feedback from a student’s adviser. Grid-based proformas that provide students with a profile of their individual performance is frequently employed so that they can see where they have done well and where improvement is required in specific areas.  In some modules where oral presentations are being assessed, the student audience are invited to provide anonymous feedback on their peers.  

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

ABB including Biology or Human Biology. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element.

BTEC

DDM in Applied Science, or Applied Science (Medical Science) or Animal Management with Science. Excludes BTEC Public Services or Forensic Science.

Scottish highers

AAABB including grade A in Biology.

Scottish highers advanced

BCC including Biology.

Irish leaving certificate

3 subjects at H2 and 3 subjects at H3 including Biology.

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at level 3, including 12 credits in Biology.

European Baccalaureate

75% with 70% in Biology or Human Biology.

International Baccalaureate

32 with Higher Level 5 in Biology.

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

A-Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.   

 

INTO UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA 

If you do not meet the academic and/or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree: 

International Foundation in Pharmacy Health and Life Science

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading): 

  • IELTS: 6.0  overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) 

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list

INTO University of East Anglia  

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study: 

 

 

 

 

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time. 

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application. 

Intakes

The annual intake is in September each year. 
Course Reference Number: 4266633

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

You are eligible for reduced fees during the year on placement. Further details are available on our Tuition Fees page.

There may be extra costs related to items such as travel and accommodation during the placement year, which will vary depending on location.  

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 4266633

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option. 

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges. 

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14. 

FURTHER INFORMATION  (USE HEADING 4) 

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University.  

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515 

Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk 

Course Reference Number: 4266633
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
C50P
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
4
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