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Microbiology and Infection - MSc

University of Birmingham School of Biosciences

Full time & Part time September MSc

About the course

Our Microbiology and Infection MSc provides you with sound theoretical and hands-on laboratory experience in cutting-edge microbiology. The course is set within the context of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection at the University of Birmingham, the largest grouping of microbiologists in the UK.

This MSc programme is built on the combined expertise in microbiology and infection that has been assembled through the establishment of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection at Birmingham.

It draws on the internationally recognized expertise of members of both the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and College of Medical and Dental Sciences to provide a course that will be attractive to aspiring biomedical scientists and clinical microbiologists worldwide.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum lower second class (2.ii) Honours degree in a Biosciences subject (or equivalent overseas degree), PLUS

20 credit basic microbiology module, and;
20 credit advanced microbiology, and;
20 credit biochemistry or molecular biology module.

Where is University of Birmingham


Student Profile(s)

Chiara Cerrato

Chiara obtained her MSc in Microbiology and Infection in December 2015. She currently works as a research assistant at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK, focusing on the regulation of chromatin structure and function in gene expression and genome organization.
As a research assistant Chiara carries on her own specific project & assists other lab members with their projects.

Chiara is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page:

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