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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course

With the continual development of modern medicine and the availability of treatments, we’re seeing a rise in the number of antibiotic resistant microbes, and the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases. To effectively research and overcome these challenges, there’s a call for medical microbiologists, who are equipped with advanced skills and knowledge.

On this course, we’ll give you the tools to begin a successful career as a Medical Microbiologist, increasing your scientific understanding of medical microbiology and developing your critical analysis, management, and independent research skills.

What you will study

You’ll learn about the biological and pathogenic properties of microbes, which are important to our health, as well as those which can cause disease. You'll investigate how the human body reacts to infection and how to detect, control and treat infectious disease. You’ll study topics, including antimicrobial agents, chemotherapy, epidemiology, immunology, and microbial genetics.

You’ll also get the opportunity to work alongside a supervisor to conduct your own laboratory-based scientific research project. Throughout the project, you’ll identify problems, formulate hypotheses, design experiments, acquire and interpret data, and draw conclusions.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

100% of our graduates from this course go on to full-time employment or further study. Our alumni take on roles as technologists and quality control officers within the pharmaceutical industry. Many of our graduates also go on to complete a PhD, investigating an area of personal interest.

Application deadline

22 July 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,700per year

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

University information

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University of Surrey

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  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
35% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 103 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    149 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%



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