12 months
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25770 GBP/year
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About

The Medical Microbiology programme at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine provides comprehensive knowledge and practical training in the spread of microorganisms (predominantly bacterial and viral pathogens), disease causation and diagnosis and treatment of pathogens significant to public health. 

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Overview

The increasing incidence of microbial infections worldwide is being compounded by the rapid evolution of drug-resistant variants and opportunistic infections by other organisms. 

The curriculum reflects the importance of genomics and molecular techniques in both diagnostics and the study of pathogenesis.

Objectives

By the end of the Medical Microbiology programme at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine students should be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the nature of pathogenic microorganisms (predominantly viruses and bacteria) and basic criteria used in the classification/taxonomy of these microorganisms
  • explain the modes of transmission of pathogenic microorganisms
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and the outcomes of infections, including chronic microbial infections
  • distinguish between and critically assess the classical and modern approaches to the development of therapeutic agents and vaccines for the prevention of human microbial diseases
  • demonstrate knowledge of the laboratory diagnosis of microbial diseases and practical skills, including the isolation and characterisation of specific microbes in clinical specimens
  • carry out a range of advanced skills and laboratory techniques, for example the purification of isolated microbial pathogens and analyses of their proteins and nucleic acids for downstream applications such as gene cloning and sequencing studies
  • demonstrate research skills, including designing experiments, analysing results and troubleshooting and critically assessing the scientific literature.

Careers

Graduates from this programme move into global health careers related to medical microbiology in operational control programmes, applied basic research, academic fields, in medical establishments and in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Bacteriology & Virology
  • Analysis & Design of Research Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Virology
  • Molecular Biology & Recombinant DNA Techniques

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

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.
Upper 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.
100
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).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a second-class honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed
  • a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25770 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25770 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12050 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time:

  • Home: £6,025
  • Overseas: £12,885

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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