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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Undertake taught modules alongside an extended research project in a professional lab.
  • Explore the fundamental principles that underpin environmental, industrial and medical microbiology.
  • Learn how microorganisms cause disease and interact with the immune system and what practical steps can be taken to prevent and treat these conditions.
  • Consider how bacteria and fungi can be used as tools in a diverse range of industries.
  • Develop and enhance your laboratory skills from experimental design, through utilisation of pertinent techniques, to interpretation of results.

This course has been designed to respond to the increasing need for highly skilled microbiologists across a range of industries. You'll undertake the critical task of translating basic laboratory medical research into clinical and commercial applications.

How you learn

You are taught through various learning activities designed to challenge and support as you progress through the course. The aim is to give a theoretical and practical knowledge of your subject.

In the first semester you will follow taught modules that provide fundamental knowledge, and the module Applied Laboratory Practice will introduce you to the practical and theoretical basis of research. Together these will give you a sound basis to carry out your Extended Research Project in semesters two and three.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • workshops and tutorials
  • laboratory classes
  • an extended research project
  • working in a professional laboratory

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • academic research
  • the industrial biotechnology sector
  • the health biotechnology sector
  • the pharmaceutical industry
  • food and beverage industries
  • preparation for a PhD

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460overall cost

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    114 50%

    72nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    42nd

    14

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