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Microbiology and Infection

University of Birmingham

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
23310 GBP/year
9900 GBP/year
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About

The Microbiology and Infection programme offered by the University of Birmingham is built on the combined expertise in microbiology and infection that has been assembled through the establishment of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection at Birmingham.

Overview

The Microbiology and Infection programme offered by the University of Birmingham draws on the internationally recognized expertise of members of both the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and College of Medical and Dental Sciences to provide a course that will be attractive to aspiring biomedical scientists and clinical microbiologists worldwide.

Students graduating from this course can look forward to gaining a thorough grounding in this important area, with job opportunities throughout the public and private sector, as well as in research settings. 

This course will provide graduates in the Biosciences with a sound theoretical background and hands-on laboratory experience in leading-edge microbiology. Students will gain specialist knowledge and insight in key aspects of bacterial infection.

The Institute of Microbiology and Infection at Birmingham brings together a group of researchers and lecturers from the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and the College of Medical and Dental Sciences with expertise in a wide range of aspects of microbiology in infectious disease. The MSc Microbiology and Infection draws on this expertise to highlight the impact of recent advances in understanding of microbes in infection.

The course will enable students to develop basic abilities and skills on which to build professional capability in a healthcare or related microbiology or biomedical research setting.

Careers

The course will give you a thorough grounding in this important and topical area of biomedical science, enabling your entry into employment in health-related positions including hospital and public health laboratories, industry (biotechnology, pharmaceutical and other sectors) and regulatory or quality assurance functions in the public sector or industry. 

It will also prepare you to work in a research setting, perhaps studying for a PhD as the next step on a research-based career path.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core concepts and skills in Microbiology
  • Medical microbiology practice and applications
  • Antibiotics: past, present and future 
  • Host-Pathogen interactions
  • Antibiotics, Microbial Surfaces and Surface Interactions
  • Omics of Pathogens

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Good UK Honours degree or overseas equivalent
  • Minimum lower second class Honours degree in a Biosciences subject including at least 20 credits or equivalent in each of general microbiology and biochemistry and at least 20 credits or equivalent of advanced microbiology in the final year of the degree programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23310 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23310 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Part-time fees: UK/EU: 4,950 GBP per year

Funding

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