Discover the molecular principles underlying the biology of microorganisms. You’ll develop expert knowledge of infection and immunity.
You’ll study the molecular and cellular biology of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts. These include gene expression and regulation, gene transfer, genome structure, epidemiology, cell communication pathogenicity and virulence factors.
You’ll have the opportunity to study flexibly, choosing options that suit your future ambitions. There is a varied range of interdisciplinary units available to allow you to tailor your studies.
Your studies will help you develop the skills you need to move into a wide range of careers in the sciences or to take on further research. Our graduates have an excellent employment record with companies and academic institutions across the globe. Graduates have moved into roles with employers including Biocapita in Beijing, University of Florence in Italy and BBSRC in the UK. Many students have moved into further study and research.