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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Microbiology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our long-running MSc Medical Microbiology course is ideal if you are a graduate looking to develop your skills as a microbiologist.

The course is unique because you will spend much of your time actually in the laboratory, learning how to be a microbiologist. You will cover the medical and molecular aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology and immunity to infection.

We aim to give you a significant level of theoretical and practical understanding of the subject, which will be important if you want to follow a career in clinical sciences or academic and industrial research.

Different course options

Full time | Main Site | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module includes: Develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the structure, classification and replication of bacteria, viruses and fungi; Encourage students to perfect the practical skills necessary for the laboratory analysis of bacteria and viruses; Develop the student’s understanding and knowledge of the principles behind methods used to test for the presence of pathogens.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,000

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

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in: microbiology, virology, medical laboratory sciences, biomedical sciences, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, other biology degrees incorporating substantial human biology and, ideally, an element of microbiology. Non-standard applicants for the course will be considered on an individual basis, but may be required to enrol initially on the PGDip course. This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from the University of Manchester and other UK universities, upon completion of their third year. For St Andrews students, this includes the three-year course plus the following one or two years spent in Manchester. Intercalating medical students need to have passed all assessments at first attempt (if they are third year) or have no fails in third year if they are fourth year.