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MSc Medical Microbiology with Advanced Research

MSc Medical Microbiology with Advanced Research

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

27-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Microbiology Microbiology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About the course

The MSc Medical Microbiology with Advanced Research equip you with the skills and in-depth knowledge required to have an impactful career in a range of sectors such. The course will help you develop extensive theoretical and practical laboratory skills in by building on the research expertise of the teaching team. Techniques and theoretical skills include: antimicrobial susceptibility testing, antibiotic resistance-gene analysis, microbial identification (16SrRNA sequencing and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry), parasite identification, next generation sequencing analysis, bacteriophage isolation and purification, antibiotic discovery and characterisation, and mammalian cell culture.

You’ll be taught by expert speakers from the biopharmaceutical industry, academic experts from other universities and the University of Hertfordshire staff. With our modern facilities, emphasis on laboratory work, and teaching underpinned by the latest research, you’ll be qualified to launch a career in research and development for biopharmaceutical companies. You could also work in a wide range of non-laboratory job roles across a range of sectors, including academia and microbiology.

Why choose this course?

  • You’ll be taught by expert staff in medical microbiology, who have worked in academic research, clinical research, the NHS, and the biopharmaceuticals sector
  • You’ll benefit from pioneering guest lecturers from academia and industry
  • Our modern Science Building provides excellent facilities for laboratory work, including QPCR, cell culture, protein analysis, isolated tissue studies and immunohistochemistry
  • Upon graduation, you’ll be equipped to work in a wide range of roles in the medical microbiology and biotechnology industries
  • If successful, you will have the opportunity for an extended 12-month research project
  • We adopt a blended learning approach to teaching, focussing on problem-based scenarios so you can develop strong critical analysis skills. You’ll have substantial exposure to practical techniques and guaranteed laboratory-based research projects.

What job can I get?

Upon graduation, you may go on to work in a broad range of fields including: medical or pharmaceutical research, clinical trials, public health and epidemiology, academia research, medical writing/science journalism, education, or patent law. Alternatively, you may also use the MSc medical Microbiology to underpin an application to study for a research degree such as MRes, MSc by Research, or a PhD in a related field.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£13,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for the programme are: 65% or above average grade in an undergraduate degree in the Biological Sciences or A professional qualification accepted as equivalent to the above; or A qualification in veterinary science, medicine or dentistry; or A first or second class Honours Degree in disciplines other than those described above but where the applicant, in the opinion of the Programme Leader, would benefit from, and succeed on, the programme. Students will be selected through interview.

University information

Why choose postgraduate study at Herts? Future Employment: Superb career support with 96.5% of graduates in work within six months of graduating Industry Connections: Links with over 1,700 businesses and industrial placements Course Accreditation: We offer over 40 industry accredited courses Financial Support: 20% postgraduate fee discount for University of Hertfordshire graduates, as well as £11,222 of postgraduate funding...more

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