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Clinical Microbiology (Distance Learning) MSc/PGDip/PGCert

University of Nottingham

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Nottingham

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

This course, which is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, provides training in clinical microbiology with an emphasis on patient management and infection control.

Overview

MSc Clinical Microbiology (Distance Learning) is delivered through distance learning meaning you can study with us from anywhere in the world. It is offered part-time to provide flexibility to study alongside work or around your lifestyle. The course is open to home, EU and international students and is 100% online-based.

The course will benefit healthcare professionals or new graduates aiming for a career in healthcare, specialising in clinical microbiology. It is also suitable for medically qualified students who wish to prepare for higher professional qualifications, including Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) status. This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

You will be trained in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases, with particular emphasis on patient management and infection control.

You will study a series of modules which have been designed to appeal to applicants from different professions and organisational roles. There is the flexibility to undertake modules on an individual, stand-alone basis too.

Careers

Our MSc graduates are very much in demand by employers in both the private and public sectors and have the opportunity to establish successful careers in a range of areas.

The Clinical Microbiology MSc (Distance Learning) enables you to acquire advanced knowledge of molecular and clinical microbiology to prepare you for hospital-based clinical microbiology, infectious disease and public health positions. In addition, you will gain numerous transferable skills which are applicable to a wide variety of vocations and career opportunities.

Many UK-based students will go on to do FRCPath exams, take up positions as trainee diagnostic microbiologists (Biomedical Scientists) or Clinical Scientists, or pursue higher degrees such as PhD or MD.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 25,000overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Nottingham

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 103 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    136 60%

    42nd

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    30th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    90th

    27

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