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MSc Medical Mycology / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
Master of Science
MSc 1 yr FT/ 2.5 yrs PT
Entry requirements

An honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent is required for direct entry to the programme.

Non-standard applicants for the programme will be considered on an individual basis, but may be required to enrol initially on the postgraduate diploma course.

Our course is suitable for graduates in:

  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medical Mycology
  • Medical Virology
  • Medical Laboratory sciences
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Other biology degrees with a significant component of human biology and medical microbiology.
International students must have an equivalent classification and should refer to entry requirements from your country for further information.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
10 - 12 places will be offered for the 2016 intake. 
How to apply

To give you the greatest opportunity to join our course and make the admissions process and quick and easy as possible we recommend you read the below guidance.

We recommend you apply as early as possible; the formal deadline is the end of July. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.

Please apply via our online application form , following any instructions for completion carefully. Contact if you have problems.


Your application form must be accompanied by supporting documents:

  • Two academic references on letter headed paper or sent from work emails. Professional references can be provided in instances where you have been out of university for more than 3 years. We do not contact referees directly so please inform them yourself.
  • Copies of official degree certificates (with translations if not in English)
  • Copies of official University transcripts (with translations if not in English)
  • A personal statement - approximately 250-500 words detailing your interest in (i) the course and (ii) a career in medical mycology.
  • Full curriculum vitae including voluntary experience
  • A scanned copy of your passport
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if required)

Supporting documents can be uploaded with the online application form, or sent directly to . After applying, please do not submit documents in any other way without telling us first so we can provide you with the most efficient service.

Please make sure you include your University ID number on any correspondence and do not send any documents before you have submitted your application.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCert Y Y N N

Course description

Our Medical Mycology MSc course   offers intensive full-time or part-time learning covering the epidemiological, diagnostic, medical and molecular aspects of fungal disease and immunity to infection.

This course is ideal if you are a graduate who wishes to develop your skills as a mycologist. You will gain a significant level of theoretical understanding and practical skills, which will be important for following a career in clinical sciences or academic and industrial research in the UK or overseas.

Our course is unique because you will spend much of your time actually in the laboratory, learning how to be a mycologist. We provide a number of hands-on practical sessions linked with each module, as well as work experience at the NHS Mycology Reference Centre Manchester (MRCM), clinics and ward rounds. This will ensure that you graduate with the knowledge and practical skills needed to pursue a specialist career in diagnostic, clinical or academic settings, and will provide you with comprehensive skills to set up good quality diagnostic services around the world.

In addition, the faculty for this course is of an exceptionally high standard, with a number of world-leading scientists, microbiologists and clinicians involved.

The University of Manchester Fungal Infection Research Group (MFIG) - a world-leading unit for basic, applied, translational and clinical fungal research - is aligned to the international LIFE (Leading International Fungal Education) initiative.

This course runs parallel to the MSc Medical Microbiology and MSc Medical Virology courses, with long traditions and an excellent reputation in their fields.

Open days

See the University website for details of postgraduate open days


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £21,500
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
    International students (per annum): £10,750
  • PGCert (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,167
    International students (per annum): £7,167
  • PGCert (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,583
    International students (per annum): £3,583
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,333
    International students (per annum): £14,333
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,167
    International students (per annum): £7,167

The fees quoted above are fully inclusive of course tuition, administration, laboratory costs & bench fees and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry).

For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees or provide a sponsor letter (which we must first confirm), before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Keisha Hunt
+44 (0)161 275 1648
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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