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Clinical Microbiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #96 (QS) Online
The Clinical Microbiology programme offered at University of Nottingham provides training in clinical microbiology with an emphasis on patient management and infection control. 

About

The Clinical Microbiology programme offered at University of Nottingham is delivered through distance learning meaning you can study with us from anywhere in the world. It is offered part-time providing flexibility to study alongside work or around your lifestyle.

The course is aimed at healthcare professionals or new graduates aiming for a career in healthcare, specialising in clinical microbiology. It is also appealing to medically qualified students who wish to pursue training towards obtaining Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) status. The course is open to home, EU and international students and is 100% online-based.

You will be trained in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases, with particular emphasis on patient management and infection control.

Key facts

  • The course has received full accreditation by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)
  • The School of Life Sciences has an excellent reputation for cutting-edge research in a range of biomedical and related fields
  • The school has been awarded Athena SWAN Silver status. Athena SWAN champions good working practices to advance the representation of women in STEMM subjects.
  • We've been recognised as delivering a Gold standard in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which aims to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching.

Careers and professional development

The MSc graduates are very much in demand by employers in both the private and public sectors and have the opportunity to establish successful careers in a range of areas.

The Clinical Microbiology MSc (Distance Learning) enables you to acquire advanced knowledge of molecular and clinical microbiology to prepare you for hospital-based clinical microbiology, infectious disease and public health positions. In addition, you will gain numerous transferable skills which are applicable to a wide variety of vocations and career opportunities.

Many UK-based students will go on to do FRCPath exams, take up positions as trainee diagnostic microbiologists (Biomedical Scientists) or Clinical Scientists, or pursue higher degrees such as PhD or MD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Medical Microbiology
  • Viral Pathogenesis and Infection 
  • Human Pathogens 
  • Diagnostic Microbiology and Laboratory Methods 
  • Research Methods and Statistics 
  • Clinical Syndromes in Infectious Disease
  • Prevention and Treatment of Infection 
  • Infection Control and Public Health

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    87

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Lower Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 2:1 hons degree or international equivalent
  • Applicants with a 2:2 or international equivalent may be considered on an individual basis.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22815 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22815 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7785 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7785 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

EU/EEA:

  • PGDip: £5,190; 
  • PGCert: £2,595.

International: 

  •  PGDip: £15,210;
  •  PGCert: £7,605.

Funding

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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