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Microbiology and Infection MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Microbiology Infection Control: Awareness

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This MSc programme is built on the combined expertise in microbiology and infection that has been assembled through the establishment of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection at Birmingham. It draws on the internationally recognized expertise of members of both the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and College of Medical and Dental Sciences to provide a course that will be attractive to aspiring biomedical scientists and clinical microbiologists worldwide. Students graduating from this course can look forward to gaining a thorough grounding in this important area, with job opportunities throughout the public and private sector, as well as in research settings.

This course will provide graduates in the Biosciences with a sound theoretical background and hands-on laboratory experience in leading-edge microbiology. Students will gain specialist knowledge and insight in key aspects of bacterial infection. The Institute of Microbiology and Infection at Birmingham brings together a group of researchers and lecturers from the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and the College of Medical and Dental Sciences with expertise in a wide range of aspects of microbiology in infectious disease. The MSc Microbiology and Infection draws on this expertise to highlight the impact of recent advances in understanding of microbes in infection. The course will enable students to develop basic abilities and skills on which to build professional capability in a healthcare or related microbiology or biomedical research setting.

The course will give you a thorough grounding in this important and topical area of biomedical science, enabling your entry into employment in health-related positions including hospital and public health laboratories, industry (biotechnology, pharmaceutical and other sectors) and regulatory or quality assurance functions in the public sector or industry. It will also prepare you to work in a research setting, perhaps studying for a PhD as the next step on a research-based career path.

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This module acts as a refresher on the fundamentals of molecular and cellular microbiology. You will have the opportunity to develop key quantitative, analytical and critical analysis skills. It will also include important aspects of working in the laboratory and how to handle microorganisms safely.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,540

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,690

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a good UK Honours degree or overseas equivalent. Minimum lower second class Honours degree in a Biosciences subject including at least 20 credits or equivalent in each of general microbiology and biochemistry and at least 20 credits or equivalent of advanced microbiology in the final year of the degree programme.

University information

As a Birmingham postgraduate you can expect to engage with challenging debates, theories and concepts and, in doing so, grow as an original thinker. The University of Birmingham is recognised internationally for excellence in teaching and research – 87% of research conducted at the University has a global impact. Birmingham understands that you want to study somewhere with a strong research culture, that delivers on your expectations. The...more