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Medical Microbiology (Euromasters) MSc

Medical Microbiology (Euromasters) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Microbiology

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course

Medical microbiology is essential – helping us to prevent, diagnose and treat infectious diseases.

As the growth of antibiotic resistant microbes and the rise and fall of infectious diseases continues to be documented, you’ll be studying both a vital subject and an innovative course at a very important time.

Our course offers the chance for you to do extensive research while also studying taught modules. It’s also an excellent route to further study, or work within research in either the public or private sector. You’ll also be able to work with internationally recognised research groups and be taught by leading experts.

What you will study

If you study medical microbiology at Surrey, we will teach you about the biological and pathogenic qualities of microbes. This includes microbes which are good for our health in addition to the study of microorganisms which cause diseases. Another area of focus is immunology, or the study of our reactions to diseases. You will also study the detection, management and treatment of infectious diseases.

This course aims to develop you into a proficient research scientist and will therefore open up new career opportunities. During this course you will join a research group for your individual dissertation project which will be supported with taught modules in research methods, critical writing and journal clubs.

Professional recognition

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

Our MSc Medical Microbiology (Euromasters) graduates are working in senior research positions in industry, academia or the public sector in the UK and around the world. Others have gone on to apply the extensive research experience obtained during the course to study for a PhD.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



To consolidate and expand the knowledge of viral infections with particular reference to recent advances. By the end of the module students should be conversant with the aetiology, clinical features, molecular biology, laboratory diagnosis, pathogenesis, epidemiology and control and names viral diseases. Students will also receive practical training in selected aspects of laboratory diagnosis of virus infections and will be able to critically analyse experimental data. Within the time available it is not possible to provide a comprehensive coverage of all these topics. Therefore internal lecturers are providing a general intro for different family of human viruses while the specialist external lecturers expand on specific key pathogens and concentrate on recent advances in the field.
Bacterial, Protozoal and Fungal Pathogens (15 Credits) - Core
Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases (15 Credits) - Core
Introduction to Immunology (15 Credits) - Core
Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases (15 Credits) - Core
Introduction to Immunology (15 Credits) - Core
Bacterial, Protozoal and Fungal Pathogens (15 Credits) - Core

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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

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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