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Microbiology

Microbiology

  • QS World University Rankings
    302
  • QS Stars
    5
  • Degree BSc
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
This single Honours course specialises in Microbiology. Microbes and their activities are vitally important to virtually all processes on earth. Microbes matter because they affect every aspect of our lives – they are in us, on us and around us. Microbiology is the study of all living organisms that are too small to be visible with the naked eye. This includes bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, prions, protozoa and algae. These microbes play key roles in nutrient cycling, biodegradation/biodeterioration, climate change, food spoilage, the cause and control of disease, and biotechnology. Microbes can be put to work in many ways: making life-saving drugs, the manufacture of biofuels, cleaning up pollution, and producing/processing food and drink.
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