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University of the West Indies - Bachelor of Science in Microbiology


Microbiology is a core basic science and is a key discipline of biological studies in undergraduate science programmes. Knowledge about microbial species, microbial products, and the application of microbes to medicine, industry, and agriculture is essential. The employment sphere for microbiologists is large and ever-expanding. In recent years there has been an explosion in the types of job opportunities that are available to those with microbiology training since microbes and their actions pervade all aspects of our increasingly complex society. The programme lasts three years.

  • Listing ID: 5400
  • Institution Category: Universities
  • Institution Type: Public
  • Field of Study: Science and Technology
  • Awarding Body: The University of the West Indies
  • Qualification Level: Level 5 - Bachelor's Degree
  • Education Sector: Higher Education
  • ISCED Code: 05 Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics- 051 Biological and Related Sciences- 0511 Biology
  • Qualification Developer: The University of the West Indies
  • Quality Assurance Body: University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
  • Entry Requirements: CAPE Chemistry (1 & 2) and CSEC Biology or equivalents
  • Number of Credits: 93 credits overall
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