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MPhil Medical Microbiology

Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Medical Microbiology Microbiology

Course type


Course Summary

Our MPhil Medical Microbiology programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Medical Microbiology. As a postgraduate research student in medical microbiology, you will be based in the Microbiology, Biofilm and Microbiome Research Group. While there is some flexibility in research themes, we generally offer projects involving the study of one or more of the following topics: microbial pathogenicity and infection; in vitro modeling; probiotics; antibiotic or microbicide resistance/susceptibility; human microbiome; interactions between bacteria and eukaryotic cell systems. As well as providing research experience in applied microbiological techniques, we work with collaborators both within the University and, where appropriate, externally to give you valuable experience in methods including confocal microscopy, metabolomics, next generation sequencing, transcriptomics and proteomics.

It includes: Learn from some of Europe's leading researchers while undertaking your own project; Access some of the best research facilities in the world at both the University and in hospitals around Greater Manchester; Undergo training in transferable skills critical to developing early-stage researchers and professionals through the Doctoral Academy's training programme. Your postgraduate research degree will open up a range of career opportunities after you graduate.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fee for 2019/20 entry is £4,327 per year. There will be a slight increase in 2020/21 entry

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.