MSc Medical Microbiology / Overview
Year of entry: 2022
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- Degree awarded
- MSc: 12/24 mths (FT/PT); PGDip: 9/21 mths (FT/PT)
- Entry requirements
We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in:
- medical laboratory sciences
- biomedical sciences
- veterinary medicine
- other biology degrees incorporating substantial human biology and, ideally, an element of microbiology.
Non-standard applicants for the course will be considered on an individual basis, but may be required to enrol initially on the PGDip course.
This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from the University of Manchester and other UK universities, upon completion of their third year. For St Andrews students, this includes the three-year course plus the following one or two years spent in Manchester. Intercalating medical students need to have passed all assessments at first attempt (if they are third year) or have no fails in third year if they are fourth year.
- How to apply
Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.
We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.
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- Learn medical and molecular aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, epidemiology and management of infectious diseases.
- Study at a university ranked 8th in the UK and among the top 35 in the world for Medicine (QS World University Rankings 2020).
- Learn from academics at the University and NHS specialists in infectious disease.
- Gain practical experience in the laboratory.
- Prepare for a career in biomedical/clinical sciences, teaching or academic and industrial research.
- We offer units from this MSc as standalone courses, continuing professional development (CPD). See the Medical Microbiology CPD units page for details.
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Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
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