Microbiology Degrees aim to provide participants with a broad understanding of the different aspects of microorganisms and biotechnology. Morphology, physiology, nutrition, and reproduction of microorganisms and their ability to adapt to different ecological niches will be covered in this course. In addition basic aspects of biotechnology will also be done. The course is studied full-time over a period of two years and it is provided with a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, assignments, field studies and independent study. The course constitutes
Diploma in Microbiology/Biotechnology: One Year Full Time with a minimum credit requirement of 120 credits, and
Higher Diploma in Microbiology/Biotechnology: One Year Full Time with a minimum credit requirement of 120 credits.
Entry requirements to Diploma in Microbiology/Biotechnology:
Minimum three “C” passes at G.C.E (A/L) Examination or London (A/L) Examination, including Biology and Chemistry.
Minimum three “C” passes at G.C.E (A/L) Examination (Old Syllabus) including a Biology and Chemistry.
GISM Foundation Programme (Successfully completed with B average)
Selection by an interview.
Entry requirements to Higher Diploma in Microbiology/Biotechnology:
Those who have obtained the required credits at the Diploma in Microbiology / Biotechnology programme at GISM Campus are entitled to follow the Higher Diploma in Microbiology/Biotechnology Programme.
Diploma & Higher Diploma – Edinburgh Napier University Degree Pathway Programme
Students who complete GISM Diploma and Higher Diploma may enter third year of the Edinburgh Napier University, UK. GISM does not conduct the full Microbiology Degrees but, on successful completion of this pathway programme for this major, students can apply for transferring to this University. Some papers offered at GISM Diploma and Higher Diploma courses may be changed in time in order to match with those at Edinburgh Napier University. If the student needs to enter this University directly, GISM International section provides support and necessary guidance for the application and visa procedure.
Title of the Course
Diploma and Higher Diploma in Microbiology & Biotechnology- Edinburgh Napier University Degree First Year & Second Year Pathway Programme
Awarding Body: GISM, Sri Lanka
First Year Diploma
- Life on Earth
- Introductory Physiology
- Molecules and Cells
- Practical Modules
One optional module from:
- Plant Science
- Concepts in Forensic Biology
- Physiology and the Environment
- Microbes and Man
- Practical Module
One optional module from:
- Biology of Disease
- Animal Behavior
- Clinical Care of Exotic Species
- Valuing the Earth
Throughout this course you’ll develop transferable skills which will help you compete in the workplace, including problem solving, communication, organizational and presentation skills. You will also gain specialist skills in food, environmental and medical microbiology and biotechnology, in addition to a broad understanding of the biological sciences.
Career Opportunities with BSc (Hons) Degree from Edinburgh Napier University:
The skills you gain in this course will prepare you for work in a number of areas including:
- industry and research sectors
- food and drink industries
- pharmaceutical industries
- sales and marketing
- environment protection agencies / companies
Studies at Edinburgh Napier University, U.K.:
Those who successfully complete the Diploma and Higher Diploma programmes in Microbiology continue Studies at Edinburgh Napier University, the U.K. to enter into Third year of the Microbiology Degrees. On successfully completion, Edinburgh Napier University will award the Degree.
Details of the full programme is available at: https://www.napier.ac.uk/courses/bsc-hons-applied-microbiology-undergraduate-fulltime
IELTS requirements for Microbiology Degrees:
IELTS results of 6.0 is required (not less than 5.5 in each band) when transferring to the 3rd Year of the degree. IELTS support programmes and Overseas University Orientation programme are conducted at GISM Campus. GISM supports for applying visa and this service is free of charge.