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Medical Microbiology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Microbiology

Course type


Course Summary

This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, and it’s designed for those already working in the field who aspire to become leaders in their profession. Our course is guaranteed to increase your scientific understanding of medical microbiology and develop your critical and analytical skills. With the rise of antibiotic resistant microbes and the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases, there’s never been a more important time to join our forward-thinking course and study this critical subject. By studying medical microbiology with us, you’ll learn about the biological and pathogenic properties of microbes which are important to our health as well as those which can cause disease. You will also learn about how the human body reacts to infection (immunology) and how to detect, control and treat infectious disease. While we deepen your knowledge of microbiology, we’ve also designed our course so that you develop the management and research skills you need to continue to grow your career. The course is designed for graduates who already work in medical microbiology laboratories, or in a closely-related field, and who want to enhance their understanding of the role of micro-organisms in health and disease. This includes: Diagnostic microbiology staff; Pharmaceutical research personnel; Veterinary laboratory staff; Food and water laboratory personnel.

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Study mode

Part time


24 months

Start date



This module aims to: provide an overview of microbial genetics, especially those aspects that are especially relevant to medical microbiology. Attention will be paid to developing an understanding of the techniques of genetic manipulation and the recent advances which have been made with the use of these techniques. The application of bio-informatics, and post-genomic developments in transcriptional analysis and proteomics will also be covered.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also ask you to attend an interview. Applications from candidates not possessing the qualifications mentioned above may be considered, depending on the length and quality of their experience, published works and recommendations from employers. Such candidates may be required to complete a qualifying assessment.

University information

The University of Surrey is proud of the cultural diversity of its international community. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from more than 120 countries across the globe, come to Surrey each year. As a research-led university, Surrey's outstanding contributions benefit society as a whole and address major global challenges. The research-intensive learning environment makes it the perfect choice if you want to study somewhere where you can...more

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