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Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) MSc

Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Microbiology Medical Sciences Microbiology

Course type


Course Summary

The aim of this programme is to prepare you for the next stage of your career, whether pursuing further research or professional study, or entering employment in the field of Biomedical Science. The course can also enhance the career prospects of those aspiring to middle and senior management positions within the NHS Pathology Service and commercial sector.

The course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). Please note accreditation of a postgraduate degree course by the IBMS is not the same as accreditation of an undergraduate degree for HCPC State Registration. Completion of this postgraduate degree will not fulfil the education criteria for State Registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Please check with the appropriate bodies that the course you plan to follow will be suitable for any professional accreditation you may require.

The course aims to promote teaching and learning enriched by original scholarship and scientific research; encouraging students to become independent learners. Formal teaching comprises lectures, workshops, practical classes and demonstrations. Many of the lecturers are specialists in their field and are invited from many institutions within the UK.

This programme will provide: a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and / or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of medical microbiology and professional practice; a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship; the opportunity to demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in medical microbiology; a conceptual understanding that enables the student to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in medical microbiology; the ability to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses.

Different course options

Full time | Whitechapel Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

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Clinical microbiology and infection (15 credits) (15 Credits)
Professional and research skills (15 credits) (15 Credits)
Project (60 credits) (60 Credits)
Antimicrobials in the laboratory and clinical practice (15 credits) (15 Credits)
Molecular biology, pathogenesis and immunology (15 credits) (15 Credits)
Introduction to clinical microbiology (30 credits) (30 Credits)
Laboratory management (15 credits) (15 Credits)

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need to have at least a 2:1 degree in Biomedical Science (we may consider alternative degrees if they have significant relevant content) or any similar international qualification, at degree level. As well as your overall degree we also look at your performance in individual modules within your degree when considering your application.

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a leading UK and International university and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of Universities. Its history goes back to 1785, when it was originally four different colleges which have merged over the years. The University was born in London, and has five campuses in the city, but has expanded to include campuses in China, Malta and Paris. It has 26,000 students and 4,500 members of staff,...more

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