• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
This new three-year, part-time, online postgraduate programme leads to the degree of Masters of Science in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning) at The University of Edinburgh.

About

Aimed at junior doctors currently undergoing, or about to undertake, specialty training in an infection discipline, this Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh is open to trainees in the UK and worldwide.

This degree will also be attractive to those who have completed their training but wish to fulfill continuing medical education requirements or those who wish obtain a formal qualification in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

The Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Online Distance Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh is aligned with JRCPTB and RCPath training in infection disciplines: Combined Infection Training and Higher Specialty Training in Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology and Medical Virology.

Career opportunities

This unique programme will offer the student the knowledge and skills required to enhance their career progression in clinical or academic medicine. The programme will offer an alternative to traditional classroom based research training for those candidates who do not wish to take time away from their professional commitments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Immunology
  • Science and Biology of Bacteria
  • Science and Biology of Viruses
  • Science and Biology Fungi, Parasites and Prions
  • Laboratory Practice in Microbiology, Virology and Serology
  • Anti-infective Therapy and Resistance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. 
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      MSc: 3-6 years PgDip: 2-4 years PgCert: 1-2 years PgProfDev: 2 years
  • Credits
    50 alternative credits
    • PgCert: 60 credits
    • PgDip: 120 credits
    • PgProfDev: 50 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request, Proactive tutoring and support
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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 (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper 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 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).

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a biomedical, medical, public health or relevant bio-science topic.

We may also consider your application if you have relevant work experience; please contact us to check before you apply. You may be admitted to certificate level only in the first instance.

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

    5170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5170 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5170 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.
  • MSc, PgDip, PgCert: £5,170
  • MsC, PgDip, PgCert - Intermittent: £865 per 10 credits

Funding

  • Online Learning Scholarships
  • UK government postgraduate loans - UK nationals, those with settled status, and some EU nationals not resident in the UK, could be eligible for a postgraduate loan towards fees - and in some cases living costs.

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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