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Full time | Whitechapel | 1 year | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

Take the next step in your clinical career with a Masters in Clinical Microbiology from Queen Mary. On this course you will develop your own original scholarship and scientific research: preparing you to pursue further research or professional study.

  • Get hands-on experience in our advanced purpose-built laboratories
  • Regular, interactive, small group tutorials (full time students)
  • Acquire an understanding of specialised techniques applicable to your own research or advanced scholarship


At Queen Mary you will have access to a number of advanced facilities, some of which are designated exclusively to postgraduate students. These include:

  • the Blizard Building, which has state of-the-art facilities for students and staff including open-plan research laboratories, office space, a 400-seater lecture theatre and a café, and several seminar rooms
  • a Learning Resources Centre, open around the clock, with 200 networked PCs solely for the use of postgraduate students
  • medical libraries located at Barts and The Royal London hospitals and at the Queen Mary Mile End campus
  • access to the Postgraduate Reading Room
  • research access to the British Library.
  • close links with other microbiology departments in the region.

Career paths

Graduation from this course allows you to apply your knowledge directly to the field. It sets you up to work in research-focused positions such as a chemistry consultant, a molecular microbiologist or a conservation officer.

For example, a graduate of this course has gone on to become the Head of the Microbiology Unit in the Pathology and Microbiology Department, at the University Teaching Hospital, Zambia.


The overall aim of the module is to ensure you have the underpinning knowledge of the importance of research, development and innovation across the NHS and in healthcare science in particular. Furthermore, it will provide you with the knowledge for the research project.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a MBBS or basic medical degree from a university recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC). Applicants with a minimum of a 2:1 degree in nursing or pharmacy (depending on the modules studied at undergraduate level) or equivalent, may also be considered.