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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • 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 experience a vibrant, challenging and supportive range of learning activities as you progress through the course. The overall aim of the programme is to give you sound preparation for a career in microbiology.

This course covers subjects such as diagnosis, understanding, treatment, and prognosis of disease, and biotechnology applications such as the production of drugs, environmental bioremediation.

Practical skills are developed throughout the course and you gain experience in molecular microbiology and other related techniques]. All practical classes are led by academic staff whose research incorporates the latest microbiological and biotechnological techniques.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • workshops and tutorials
  • laboratory classes
  • a research project
  • experience days

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • academic research
  • the industrial biotechnology sector
  • the health biotechnology sector
  • PhD study
  • the pharmaceutical industry
  • food and beverage industries.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 14,460per year

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

    57th out of 100 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    101 46%

    80th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    18th

    37
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    27th

    15

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