MSc Medical Microbiology / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
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- Degree awarded
- MSc: 12/24 mths (FT/PT); PGDip: 9/24 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.
Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .
You can also watch a webinar recording from our recent virtual open week about studying this subject at postgraduate taught level: Medical research and healthcare sciences (video).
See more sessions from the postgraduate taught virtual open week .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £10,500
International students (per annum): £24,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £5,250
International students (per annum): £12,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,200
International students (per annum): £9,600
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration 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.
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).
Equity and Merit Scholarships are available for a number of academically excellent young professionals from Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia studying for certain full-time campus-based master's degrees at Manchester, including Medical Microbiology.
Read about one of our graduates, Jean D'Amour Mutoni , who has recently graduated with his MSc in Medical Microbiology thanks to the financial assistance offered by the scholarship scheme.
The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an alumni bursary of £1,000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2020.
The bursary is available to students or alumni who:
- graduated in 2019 or are graduating in 2020;
- hold a First or Upper Second class honours degree;
- have home or overseas fee status;
- are applying for full- or part-time study;
- are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support.
The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the alumni bursary criteria so there is no application process.
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