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Biomedical Science - Antimicrobial Resistance MRes

Biomedical Science - Antimicrobial Resistance MRes

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences Immunology (Medicine)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview

Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing mankind. St George’s boasts a renowned heritage in this field, constantly developing new and innovative ways to diagnose, prevent and treat numerous diseases. Edward Jenner, the ‘father of immunology’ who successfully performed the first vaccination against smallpox, was based at St George’s. More recently, our research has included a focus on tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV in low and middle-income countries.

This pathway will give you the opportunity to study antimicrobial resistance, with a focus on healthcare impact, genetic technologies, and interventions to reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Specific topics will include AMR in tuberculosis, MRSA, sexually transmitted infections and HIV. There will be an opportunity to learn bioinformatics techniques and the enormous impact that genetics is having on understanding epidemiology, selection, and evolution of AMR pathogens. There will be a series of sessions focusing on strategies to reduce AMR, such as rapid diagnostics, stewardship, dosing, new drugs, vaccines, and phage.

This course will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and experience for a rewarding career in biomedical science or to progress on to a fulfilling research degree such as a PhD.

Careers

If you want to pursue a career in biomedical research - whether in academia, industry or government - this course will open up a world of opportunities. Many St George’s graduates have gone on to work in a variety of exciting and fulfilling careers in the biotech industry.

This course is highly effective in accelerating your development within your general healthcare career. The depth and quality of the academic research that you will undertake on your nine month project will also put you in a good position to apply for a PhD.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Research methods (15 Credits) - Core
Statistics (15 Credits) - Core
Research project planning and management (15 Credits) - Core
Research project (105 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£23,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2). For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1st August on the year of entry. We welcome applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds, including humanities, science and healthcare. Alternative professional qualifications, or previous related experience, may be considered and we encourage you to apply.