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Microbiology is the science that deals with the study of microorganisms and the effects of diseases that microorganisms produce. Microbiology degrees study the shape, structure (morphology), genetic and metabolic processes in microscopic and sub-microscopic organisms.

The science of microbiology is relatively young and it offers practical applications for different areas of human activity: medicine, agriculture, nutrition, biotechnology and more. Theoretical and practical accumulation of nuclear physics, cellular and molecular biology, and information techniques have led to the improvement of microbiology logistics, resulting in the rapid development of microbiology as a multilateral science. Studying microbiology touches upon elements of other disciplines like chemistry, biomedicine, public health, environmental impacts and human health.

Two main branches of microbiology are bacteriology and virology (which deals with the study of viruses and diseases), while other sub-disciplines include: immunology, biotechnology, industrial microbiology, public health microbiology, environment microbiology and genetic engineering ? one of the most dynamic fields of modern microbiology.

Students will have the chance to study topics such as: genetics of microbiology, general virology, microbial pathogens, infectious diseases, general parasitology and microbial ecology. Appart from understanding scientific processes and methods, students will develop skills in using and interpreting statistics and will be able critically analyse information.

A microbiology graduate may benefit from various career opportunities, working as a biomedical scientist, microbiologist, scientific laboratory technician, forensic scientist, science advisor, administrator, researcher, or science writer.

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M.Sc. Clinical Microbiology

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Top Ranked Universities in Microbiology on MastersPortal

Universities Location Best Global Universities Rankings (2018) Microbiology
Cambridge, United States 1
Cambridge, United States 2
Seattle, United States 3
Oxford, United Kingdom 4
Durham, United States 5
New York City, United States 6
San Francisco, United States 7
Saint Louis, United States 8
Berkeley, United States 9
Madison, United States 10
Chapel Hill, United States 11
Philadelphia, United States 11
Cambridge, United Kingdom 13
Baltimore, United States 14
Stanford, United States 15
London, United Kingdom 16
Ithaca, United States 17
Atlanta, United States 17
San Diego, United States 19
Tokyo, Japan 20
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 21
New Haven, United States 22
New York City, United States 23
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 24
Los Angeles, United States 25
Chicago, United States 26
Rotterdam, Netherlands 27
Brisbane, Australia 27
Glasgow, United Kingdom 29
Toronto, Canada 30
Melbourne, Australia 31
Montréal, Canada 32
Ann Arbor, United States 32
Zürich, Switzerland 34
London, United Kingdom 35
Singapore, Singapore 35
Gent, Belgium 37
München, Germany 38
Copenhagen, Denmark 39
Montpellier, France 40
University Park, United States 41
Wageningen, Netherlands 42
Amsterdam, Netherlands 43
Athens, United States 43
Baltimore, United States 43
Manhattan, United States 46
Heidelberg, Germany 47
Stockholm, Sweden 48
London, United Kingdom 48
São Paulo, Brazil 50
New York City, United States 51
Davis, United States 52
Seoul, South Korea 53
Leuven, Belgium 54
Marseille, France 55
Liverpool, United Kingdom 55
Pittsburgh, United States 57
Princeton, United States 58
Galveston, United States 58
Los Angeles, United States 60
Freiburg, Germany 61
Osaka-shi, Japan 62
Helsinki, Finland 63
Columbus, United States 64
Cape Town, South Africa 65
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 66
Birmingham, United States 67
Paris, France 68
Aberdeen, United Kingdom 68
Sydney, Australia 70
Leiden, Netherlands 71
Berlin Steglitz, Germany 72
Gainesville, United States 73
Nijmegen, Netherlands 74
Vancouver, Canada 74
Bang Yai, Thailand 76
Bonn, Germany 76
Evanston, United States 78
Minneapolis, United States 79
Sapporo, Japan 80
Sydney, Australia 80
Kyoto, Japan 82
Irvine, United States 83
East Lansing, United States 84
Melbourne, Australia 85
Genève, Switzerland 85
Jerusalem, Israel 87
West Lafayette, United States 87
New Brunswick, United States 89
Utrecht, Netherlands 89
Knoxville, United States 91
Würzburg, Germany 91
Strasbourg, France 93
Cleveland, United States 94
Dallas, United States 94
Hannover, Germany 96
Lexington, United States 97
Nashville, United States 98
Worcester, United States 99
Vienna, Austria 99
Singapore, Singapore 101
Calgary, Canada 101
Fort Collins, United States 103
Mexico City, Mexico 103
Basel, Switzerland 105
Houston, United States 106
Münster, Germany 106
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 108
Mitte, Germany 109
Copenhagen, Denmark 110
Tucson, United States 110
Shanghai, China 112
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 113
Tübingen, Germany 114
Groningen, Netherlands 114
Lausanne, Switzerland 114
Birmingham, United Kingdom 117
Roma, Italy 118
Mitte, Germany 119
New Orleans, United States 119
Belo Oriente, Brazil 121
College Park, United States 121
Medford, United States 123
Iowa City, United States 123
Urbana, United States 125
Pretoria, South Africa 125
New York City, United States 127
Orsay, France 128
Uppsala, Sweden 129
Paris, France 130
Nottingham, United Kingdom 130
Köln, Germany 132
Nagasaki, Japan 133
Hangzhou, China 133
Cardiff, United Kingdom 135
Barcelona, Spain 135
Coventry, United Kingdom 137
Beijing, China 138
Düsseldorf, Germany 139
College Station, United States 140
Aarhus, Denmark 141
Paris, France 142
Bloomington, United States 143
Porto, Portugal 143
Dunedin, New Zealand 145
Göteborg, Sweden 146
Lincoln, United States 147
Uppsala, Sweden 148
Manchester, United Kingdom 149
Salt Lake City, United States 149
Boston, United States 151
Beijing, China 152
Austin, United States 153
Lyon, France 154
Marburg, Germany 154
Cork, Ireland 156
Corvallis, United States 157
Guelph, Canada 158
Hanover, United States 159
Portland, United States 159
Storrs, United States 159
Umeå, Sweden 162
Milano, Italy 162
Ottawa, Canada 164
Hamilton, Canada 165
Montréal, Canada 166
Grenoble, France 167
Ames, United States 168
Taipei, Taiwan 168
Gießen, Germany 170
Prague, Czech Republic 171
Amsterdam, Netherlands 172
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 173
Oslo, Norway 174
Lisbon, Portugal 175
Jena, Germany 176
Lisbon, Portugal 176
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 178
Blacksburg, United States 178
Moscow, Russia 180
Paris, France 181
Raleigh, United States 181
Charlottesville, United States 181
Guangzhou, China 184
Edmonton, Canada 185
Brussels, Belgium 186
Bristol, United Kingdom 187
Bozeman, United States 188
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 188
Beijing, China 190
Shanghai, China 191
Bern, Switzerland 191
Göttingen, Germany 193
Ås, Norway 194
Manhattan, United States 195
Baton Rouge, United States 195
Lund, Sweden 197
Winnipeg, Canada 198
Cairo, Egypt 199
Barcelona, Spain 200