M.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology)

Queen Mary University of London

12 months
25150 GBP/year
13750 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) MSc offered at Queen Mary University of London will prepare you for the next stage of your career, whether you enter employment or pursue further research in the fields of biomedical science or medical microbiology. 


 Study in a purpose-built laboratory and develop a systematic understanding and a critical awareness of current problems and new insights.

What you'll study

Through the tools taught on this programme, you will be able to evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in medical microbiology, evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, propose new hypotheses.Practical classes are taught in the purpose-built teaching laboratory, which is based on a routine clinical microbiology laboratory. They are designed to give you invaluable hands-on experience, particularly in basic clinical microbiology. You will also be encouraged to relate current workplace practices to your studies, discuss and critically evaluate these techniques with class members, and undertake an active role in independent study outside of the classroom.

Additional theoretical tutorials are also used throughout the year to broaden your experience of biomedical science. These tutorials include case presentations to and by students, workshops, discussion sessions, question-and-answer sessions, and oral presentations.

This Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) MSc offered at Queen Mary University of London can also enhance the career prospects of those aspiring to middle and senior management positions within the NHS Pathology Service and commercial sector.

Career paths

Students of this course have gone on to:

  • graduate entry medical degrees
  • work as Biomedical Scientists
  • undertake PhD study

Please note: Completion of this postgraduate degree will not fulfil the education criteria for State Registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Formative Studies
  • Antimicrobials in the Laboratory and in Clinical Practice
  • Professional and Research Skills
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Clinical Microbiology and Infection
  • Molecular biology and pathogensis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Biomedical Science.
  • Alternative qualifications and relevant work based experience will be considered on an individual basis.
  • If you got your degree in an English speaking country or if it was taught in English, and you studied within the last five years, you might not need an English language qualification 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25150 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25150 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13750 GBP per year during 12 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.


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