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Microbiology and Immunology MSc

University of Nottingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Gain in depth knowledge in two complementary disciplines and understand the challenges posed by pathogens and how they shape immune responses.

Overview

Open to UK, EU and international students from a medical, veterinary or biological sciences background, our course is suited to students who want a balanced training in microbiology and immunology. The depth of study into both areas is a speciality of the course.

Key topics that the course will cover include:

  • immunity
  • infections
  • medical microbiology
  • pathogens
  • the immune system
  • viruses

You’ll be taught by active researchers in both areas with exposure to research groups in the University who are tackling the latest problems such as the Zika virus, Ebola and Antimicrobial resistance.

At Nottingham, we research to bring about positive change. Our innovative ideas are designed to work in the real world. Postgraduate students directly contribute to the impact of our research and are important to the work we do.

The school is responsible for the main biological and biomedical research in the University. Current research divisions include:

  • Cells, Organisms and Molecular Genetics
  • Infections, Immunity and Microbes
  • Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience

By studying this course, you will:

  • acquire basic and advanced knowledge of medical microbiology and immunology which will prepare you for future scientific research
  • gain direct experience of a variety of molecular biology, microbial and immunological techniques
  • train to carry out critical evaluation of published scientific papers, and understand the applicability of the techniques used and results obtained to a variety of related and unrelated scientific problems
  • study in greater depth one aspect of microbiology and/or immunology by conducting research and develop reporting and result interpretation skills through completion of a dissertation

Careers

The skills gained from this course will provide knowledge and practical skills at the host-pathogen interface, which will prepare you for a range of career paths.

The molecular medical microbiology aspects of the course are very desirable for employers in both the private and public sectors. Moreover, the comprehensive understanding of immunological mechanisms enables you to gain entry to careers in research, industry and clinical settings.

Whatever your career path, the research background provided by the research project/dissertation component of the course will ideally place you to establish a career at a higher level.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 25,000per year

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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