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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Programme description

Our PhD/MPhil Microbiology programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Microbiology.

Microorganisms play pivotal roles in everyday life, from elemental cycling and the production of food to life-threatening infections of man and animals.

At Manchester, there are two main research topics - Molecular Bacteriology and Molecular Mycology.

Molecular Bacteriology is focused on studying bacterial pathogens of man and includes the following areas:

  • the role of bacterial polysaccharides and glycoconjugates in disease;
  • relationship between infection and gut flora;
  • structural biology of cell surface proteins in bacterial pathogens including their interaction with the immune system and implications for vaccine development;
  • adaptation of intracellular bacterial pathogens to life inside the cell;
  • development of novel approaches to combat antibiotic resistance;
  • mechanisms used by bacterial pathogens to handle transition metals and their role in host-pathogen interactions

Teaching and learning

PhD/MPhil programmes are based on individual research projects that last three to four years (PhD) or one year (MPhil), working with a specific Primary Supervisor and Co-Supervisor(s).

Applicants are specifically matched with a Primary Supervisor and individual project based on their research interests and background.

International applicants interested in this research area can also consider the our PhD programme with integrated teaching certificate .

This unique programme will enable you to gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, whilst also carrying out independent research on your chosen project.

Career opportunities

Your postgraduate research degree will open up a range of career opportunities after you graduate.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,500per 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 Manchester

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 100 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    165 75%

    13th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    25th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    52nd

    4

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