M.Sc. On Campus

Microbiology (3-Year) (Part-time)

Birkbeck, University of London

36 months
5460 GBP/year
3390 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Microbiology (3-Year) (Part-time) programme at Birkbeck, University of London is a research-based degree, providing you with essential training in scientific research methodology and data analysis, as well as specific scientific techniques appropriate to the research microbiologist.


Microbiology (3-Year) (Part-time) programme at Birkbeck, University of London draws from the Department of Biological Sciences' research strengths/expertise in cell biology of infectious diseases, host-parasite relationships and drug discovery across a wide range of infectious pathogens/bacteriology, mycology and parasitology. You will undertake a research project in the laboratories of internationally recognised researchers.

Careers and Employability

Graduates go on to careers in the NHS or wider health sector, including laboratory-based positions, or in public health settings. Possible professions include microbiologist, biomedical scientist, or research scientist (life sciences). This degree can also be useful in becoming a clinical research associate, science writer, higher education lecturer, or scientific laboratory technician.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Antimicrobials
  • Bacterial Pathogenicity
  • Immune Responses to Disease
  • Medical Bacteriology
  • Medical Mycology
  • Medicinal Chemistry of Natural Products
  • Molecular Microbiology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in a science-based subject, or equivalent.

  • On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
  • Your personal details
  • Your qualifications
  • Your work experience
  • Your personal statement
  • Referees
  • Statistical information
  • English proficiency
  • The application form 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5460 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5460 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    3390 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3390 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Microbiology (3-Year) (Part-time)
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