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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Microbiology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

OVERVIEW

Our MSc Medical Microbiology is designed to enable you to develop an advanced theoretical understanding, together with the practical techniques you’ll need to apply those theories in a research or clinical context.

You’ll start with a well-rounded understanding of the discipline, learning about analytical approaches and human disorders. Then you’ll take an in-depth look at human infectious diseases, developing the skills to understand, control and manage those diseases. From there, you'll tackle a research project on a topic of your choice - exploring the issues that fascinate you, while developing an understanding of both the process and the communication of scientific enquiry. Along the way, you'll have the support of an expert team and access to specialist, laboratory facilities. You'll also benefit from our extensive links with hospitals across Greater Manchester, offering the chance to do your research in clinically relevant areas

So, by the time you graduate, you should be equipped with the analytical techniques and diagnostic approaches required for practice at specialist level. In short, this course can open doors for your future and equip you for a career full of impact

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

CAREER PROSPECTS

This programme offers an avenue into a range of specialist fields like hospital science, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. The subjects you’ll cover will not only help you prepare for you the Institute of Biomedical Science specialist examination and for the advanced practice that follows, but can also lay the groundwork for careers in research or teaching, or to pursue studies towards a PhD.

Our work with the NHS and clinicians helps us keep our curriculum up to date and clinically relevant, ensuring that our graduates have the skills and knowledge which are vital for the workplace – and sought after by employers.

You’ll have careers support from the moment you join us and for up to three years after you’ve finished your course. We offer a range of services, both within the Department of Life Sciences and through the University’s Careers Service, with dedicated careers and employability advisers you can turn to for guidance and support.

Professional Accreditation

Across the Department of Life Sciences we ensure maximum quality of our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and strong employment prospects for our graduates through accreditation, approval and recognition from professional, regulatory and statutory bodies including the Institute of Biomedical Science, theHealth and Care Professions Council, the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists, the National School of Healthcare Science, the Royal Society of Biology and Health Education England. Re-accreditation of MSc Biomedical Science by the Institute of Biomedical Science is in progress.

Clinical Links

Our local connections are also an important part of our strength and identity. We have extensive links with the NHS trusts and hospitals in Manchester and the North West region. Our degree programmes build on the core values of the NHS to develop professional, dedicated and compassionate healthcare science professionals. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards during this course.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This unit provides the opportunity for study of Medical Microbiology Diagnostics. The unit will involve evaluation of an area of methodology and/or consideration of making changes needs to be based on relevant evidence. Most of this evidence will come from scientific papers and reports but may also come from other reports

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants need a good UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in biological or biomedical science. We might also consider your application if you a have an equivalent professional qualification or substantial relevant professional experience, or if you have an HNC medical laboratory science plus at least 10 years’ experience. If you are a Fellow of Biomedical Science, you’ll be eligible for exemption from some of the units on the course.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. The award-winning, inspirational campus in the heart of Manchester provides vibrant learning spaces and excellent facilities across modern and historical buildings that reflect their teaching excellence since 1824. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at...more

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