University Of Glasgow Virology

By | 6th June 2017

University Of Glasgow Virology

VIROLOGY BSc

VIROLOGY

Virology is the study of viruses and viral diseases. Viruses are both disease agents and model systems, meaning that virology continues to be at the centre of modern biomedical research.

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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

YEAR 1

You will be given a general introduction to all aspects of modern biology and encouraged to acquire a strong foundation of scientific, analytical and computing skills.

YEAR 2

In semester 1, you will develop your knowledge of fundamental aspects of biology. In semester 2, you will be introduced to specialist subject areas according to your interests (e.g. animal biology; biomolecular sciences; human biology; infection biology).

You will also study other subjects in years 1 and 2: see Flexible degrees.

YEARS 3, 4 AND 5

If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4) you will learn about many aspects of viruses with particular emphasis on prevention, treatment and pathogenicity of virus-related diseases and their practical uses in oncolytic and gene therapies. In year 3 you will study the biochemistry and molecular biology of a range of viruses, bacteria and parasites and their associated diseases, and the host and immune responses, treatments and vaccines. Year 3 is run as a joint course with the Microbiology and Parasitology degree programmes.

University Of Glasgow Virology

In year 4 you will choose from a range of specialised advanced courses. You will undertake an independent research project under the supervision of a member of teaching or research staff, mainly within the University’s renowned Centre for Virus Research. Within taught sessions you will work as part of a team to learn and understand scientific issues and analysis.

Virology can be taken as an MSci, which includes an additional placement year between year 3 and the final year of the degree. This is normally spent doing research in industry or some other organisation, such as a research institute, in the UK or overseas, and often attracts a modest salary.

The list of available final-year optional courses is subject to change each year. In addition, places in optional courses may be limited, so students are not guaranteed a place on a particular final-year option.

University Of Glasgow Virology

OUR INTERNATIONAL LINKS

You will have the opportunity to apply to study abroad. There are currently two options available: the Erasmus+ Programme and the International Exchange Programme. See Study abroad.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Academic entry requirements
for entry in 2017

A-LEVELS

  • Standard academic entry requirements: AAB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: BBB.
  • Other mandatory requirements: We expect that students will pass the practical assessment of A-level sciences. A-levels in Biology OR Human Biology OR Chemistry at grade B or above.

HIGHERS

  • Standard academic entry requirements: S5 entry requirement = AAAA or AAABB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: S5 minimum requirement = ABBB. S5 & S6 cumulative requirement = AAAAAB.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Minimum of two science subjects, one of which must be Biology OR Human Biology OR Chemistry at grade B or above.

We adjust these entry requirements for eligible applicants, from AABB at S5/S6, based upon completion of a pre-entry programme. For pre-entry programme eligibility and adjusted grade requirements, see Access Glasgow.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 34 points.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Three HL subjects at 6, 6, 5. Biology OR Human Biology OR Chemistry at SL6 or HL6.

EUROPEAN QUALIFICATIONS

Typical entry requirements for European qualifications: Science European Requirements [pdf]

Accepted Science subjects

Please note: all A-Level, International Baccalaureate, and other EU entry requirements must be achieved in first sitting.

University Of Glasgow Virology

ADVANCED ENTRY OR FASTER ROUTE

Applicants who attain exceptional grades may be considered for Advanced Entry (commence their degree at year 2) or Faster Route (additional classes enabling them to condense a 4 year Honours degree into three years). The availability of Advanced Entry or Faster Route will vary by science subject and thus reduce the flexibility that a student has in selecting optional subjects.

Applicants who are interested in Advanced Entry or Faster Route should apply for year 2 (Y2) on their UCAS application. In the event that the specific subject is unavailable or their application is unsuccessful they will automatically be considered for year 1 entry without having to submit a separate UCAS application.

Indicative Grades for an applicant to be considered for Advanced Entry or Faster Route are:

  • A-levels: A*AA at one sitting.
  • Advanced Highers: AAA at one sitting.
  • International Baccalaureate: 38 Points.

In all cases the mandatory requirements specified must also be met. All applicants should use the standard UCAS code but apply for Y2 entry.

Applicants may be invited for interview.

Glasgow International College

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of foundation certificates.

English language requirements

CAREER PROSPECTS

Our graduates are employed in education and in pharmaceutical and microbiology-related industries as well as public health, hospital and research laboratories. This is all as a result of the varied skills and attributes they have mastered in completing their degree in Virology. In addition, many graduates continue their education to Masters or PhD level, progressing to successful research and teaching careers.

University Of Glasgow Virology

DEGREES AND UCAS CODES

When applying you will need to know the UCAS code for the subject or subject-combination that you wish to apply to:

BSC (HONS)

  • KIS
    Virology: C540

FEES AND FUNDING

TUITION FEES

How and when you pay tuition fees depends on where you’re from: see Tuition fees for details.

SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer a wide range of scholarships to our undergraduates, including both home/EU and international students. The University is committed to supporting students and rewarding academic excellence. That’s why we’ve invested more than £1m in additional scholarship funding in recent years.

Sun Yat Sen

RUK Access Bursary 2017 Entry

RUK Excellence Scholarship 2017

The list of scholarships above are specific to this programme for more available scholarships please search the scholarship database

University Of Glasgow Virology

HOW TO APPLY

UCAS DEADLINES

The deadlines for applications to Medicine, Vet Medicine and Dentistry is 15 October each year. The deadline for applications to all other degree programmes is 15 January each year.

The University of Glasgow does not usually accept any applications after these UCAS deadlines. It is the applicants’ responsibility to ensure the accuracy of their application prior to submission, and requests from applicants to correct erroneous application content, change degree programme or change college of entry, will not be accepted after these UCAS deadlines. This policy is in place to ensure fairness and consistency to all applicants, and no exceptions will be made.

  • 15 October: if including Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or applying to Oxford or Cambridge
  • 15 January: all other UK/EU applicants (unless otherwise stated on the UCAS website)
  • 30 June: international (non-EU) students.

Apply at www.ucas.com or through your school or college.
Contact UCAS on 0871 468 0468.

UCAS TARIFF POINTS

The University does not frame its offers in terms of UCAS tariff points.

University Of Glasgow Virology

HOW SOON WILL I RECEIVE A DECISION?

We will usually respond before the end of March.

If your qualifications meet our requirements and we believe you could benefit from study at Glasgow, you will receive an unconditional offer.

If you haven’t yet gained the necessary passes for entry to your chosen subject(s), we may look at the qualifications you are taking when you apply and make you a conditional offer.

WILL I BE INTERVIEWED?

An interview will be part of the selection process for: Community Development, Dentistry, History of Art & Art-world Practice, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Teaching, and Veterinary Medicine & Surgery. You may also be interviewed if you’re applying for entry into Year 2 in any subject.

IS DEFERRED ENTRY AVAILABLE?

For Dentistry, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine programmes we are unable to consider applications for deferred entry. In other cases deferring may be possible but it’s not granted automatically.

UNIVERSITY TRANSFERS

Transfers from another University to the University of Glasgow will only be considered under the following circumstances:

  1. The applicant has a genuine personal circumstance (illness, bereavement or other family situation) which requires the student to move back to their home town to be closer to family; AND
  2. The applicant would have met the University of Glasgow entrance requirements at the time he/she went to the other institution. In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted if he/she was marginally below the University of Glasgow entrance requirements, and they have performed above average at the other institution.

WIDENING PARTICIPATION

We want to help talented applicants from all backgrounds to study at Glasgow. See our range of widening access pre-entry programmes at Widening Participation.

Apply at www.ucas.com or through your school or college.
Contact UCAS on 0871 468 0468.