Medical Mycology MSc


Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2016.


Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2016.

This course is ideal if you are a graduate who wishes to develop your skills as a mycologist. You will gain a significant level of theoretical understanding and practical skills, which will be important for following a career in clinical sciences or academic and industrial research in the UK or overseas. Our course is unique because you will spend much of your time actually in the laboratory, learning how to be a mycologist. We provide a number of hands-on practical sessions linked with each module, as well as work experience at the NHS Mycology Reference Centre Manchester (MRCM), clinics and ward rounds. This will ensure that you graduate with the knowledge and practical skills needed to pursue a specialist career in diagnostic, clinical or academic settings, and will provide you with comprehensive skills to set up good quality diagnostic services around the world.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2016.

Full time | The University of Manchester | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2016.

MEDN68511 Principles of Microbiology (15 Credits) - Core

This unit aims to: provide students with knowledge and understanding of the structure, classification and replication of bacteria, viruses and fungi; provide students with the basic practical skills necessary for the laboratory analysis of bacteria, viruses and fungi and develop the student’s understanding and knowledge of the principles behind methods used to test for the presence of pathogens.

MEDN68611 Understanding Infection: Antimicrobials and Human Immunity (15 Credits) - Core

This MSc Medical Microbiology has been specifically designed for graduates who wish to develop their skills as microbiologists. The programme aims to result in a significant level of theoretical and practical understanding, which will be important for those wishing to follow a career in clinical sciences or academic and industrial research. The MSc Medical Microbiology programme has its roots in a prestigious qualification developed early in the 1920's by Professor WCC Topley. As such, it can be considered to be the oldest taught postgraduate microbiology qualification in the country, and probably in the world! This unit on antimicrobials and human immunity will address the following important questions: what are antimicrobials? How do they work? How should we use antimicrobials to prevent and treat microbial infection? How can we avoid and solve the worldwide antimicrobial resistance problem? How does our immune system protect us from infection? How do pathogens (bacteria, virus and fungi ) overcome, bypass and attack our immunity ? What happens if our immune system goes wrong? What are vaccines? What immune therapies are available?

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course £9500 full course fees

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course £21500 full course fees

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2016.

An Honours degree or overseas equivalent, is required for direct entry to the programme. Non-standard applicants for the programme will be considered on an individual basis, but may be required to enroll on the Diploma. This programme is subject to university approval.