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Microbiology (P052435)115 New Cavendish Street
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Location: 115 New Cavendish Street
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 33 months
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(Biology and life sciences)
University of Westminster evaluation:
Biology and life sciences evaluation:
University of Westminster, London has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Based within our School of Life Sciences, our microbiology research has an applied focus with real-world impact. Experienced and research-active staff work in close collaboration with the bio-industry, NHS and other research institutions within the UK, Europe and the US. Our research areas include: Cell biology, which focuses on the way cells adapt, survive and differentiate in response to physiological and pathophysiological stimuli.Diagnostics and therapeutics, which focuses on the detection of disease and pathogens, genomics and epidemiology. The aim being to identify patients who may benefit ahead of a therapy, thereby improving cost and clinical effectiveness of drugs.
Applicants should have a minimum classification of 2.1 in their first degree or equivalent and preferably a master's degree (or masters degree pending). Applicants whose first degree has not been studied in English should have IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in all elements. Applicants need to submit a research proposal of 2,000–3,500 words. It should include a title of proposed research, identify discipline and formulate research questions clearly. It should also include proposed research methodology and plan of work and time schedule. References are normally required and if not provided with your application will be requested at a later date.
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in each element)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Westminster.
About this university
Students from around the world travel to the university to study the 300 plus degrees on offer and there is plenty of help and assistance on hand for them. This starts with the application process and there is information on the website divided by country to help with this. The university also offers English language support for those to whom it isn't a native language as well as information about visas and immigration paperwork. There is also support for daily life matters such as getting a bank account, working between studies and bringing family members to London while studying. All university students are automatically members of the Student Union who provide advice and support for students as well as organising the clubs and societies to occupy students outside the classroom. It also operates a bar and nightclub as well as two shops on the Harrow and Cavendish campuses. Student run media opportunities include a radio station, TV station and a magazine. Sports have always played an important part in university life and the athletic club is called the Harriers. It was established in 1883 and for many years was the biggest in England. The university even organised the opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympic Games of 1912. Among the sports facilities is the boat house, tennis courts and athletics track at Chiswick as well as sports pitches and halls at the Harrow campus.