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Antimicrobial Resistance MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Immunology (Medicine) Immunology (Microbiology) Infection Control Nursing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course gives you a real-world insight into the approaches used to tackle the global threat of antimicrobial resistance and prepares you for an exciting career in this area. You'll receive hands-on training from our Florey Institute scientists, NHS clinicians and biotechnology industry experts.

Course description

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses an increasingly serious threat to global public health. It occurs when the microorganisms that cause infection survive exposure to a medicine that would normally kill them or stop their growth. But AMR is no longer a prediction for the future, it’s happening right now with drug resistant infections already causing up to 50,000 deaths each year in Europe and the US alone.

Now more than ever we need a better understanding of the global spread of resistance in order to limit the current and impending future threat. The development and spread of AMR is complex, making prevention and control equally challenging and requiring a multi-disciplinary approach. That’s why our experts behind the University of Sheffield's multimillion pound Florey Institutehave developed the MSc Antimicrobial Resistance programme to train the healthcare workers, policy makers and scientists of tomorrow.

If you have a strong interest in infectious disease, antibiotics and their use in healthcare and infection control then this course will prepare you for an exciting career in this area. The Antimicrobial Resistance MSc will give you hands-on training and a real-world insight into the different approaches used to tackle the global threat of AMR.

Teaching

You’ll learn through a mixture of working in a research laboratory, lectures, seminars, workshops and small-group discussions.

Assessment

Assessment includes, but is not limited to, a project report, examinations, essays and a portfolio.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sheffield | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Through your study on this module, you'll develop fundamental knowledge of infectious disease and antimicrobial mechanisms with a particular focus on the history of infectious disease, and the infectious mechanisms used by pathogenic organisms, including: virulence strategies; transmission; colonisation; and biofilms. You'll explore the host response to microorganisms, including the innate and acquired immune responses. Our resident microbiome and the mechanism of action of antibiotics will be discussed, as will common strategies employed by pathogens to circumvent drug treatment. Through lectures and hands-on experience in the lab, this module will develop your abilities to perform laboratory techniques and present reports on these experiments.

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)

£22,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 2:1 BSc honours degree or equivalent in a biological science. We will consider applicants from other science, engineering or maths backgrounds on a case-by-case basis. We also accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies.