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Full time & Part time September MSc 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
Biological Sciences (4)

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Unleash your potential with the Molecular Microbiology MSc programme at Strathclyde Institute for Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences. Dive into a comprehensive curriculum that hones your practical laboratory skills and equips you with essential transferable skills in statistics, communication, and ethics. Delve into cutting-edge research fields under the guidance of active researchers and clinical professionals. Tailor your learning experience with a choice of classes to align with your career aspirations. Explore the molecular biology of microbial pathogens and industrial microorganisms, dissecting the mechanisms behind disease and biotechnological applications. Benefit from state-of-the-art facilities including a genome sequencer and fluorescence microscopes for hands-on experience in molecular microbiological techniques. Upon completion, you'll be primed for roles in biotechnology, pharmaceutical industries, hospitals, and academia. Join this programme with a minimum second-class Honours degree in a biological or chemical discipline and pave your way towards a rewarding career in the life sciences.

About the course

Firstly, we offer you dedicated training in a broad suite of practical laboratory skills.

Secondly, this is complemented by two unique classes that develop your transferable skills in statistics, presentations, career development, and ethics, as well as honing your science writing skills and your ability to design experiments and analyse sophisticated datasets.

Thirdly, our taught classes capture the excitement of cutting-edge research fields and you'll be taught by active researchers or practising clinical professionals. There is a choice of classes that allows you to select a pathway to suit your future aspirations.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum second-class (2:2) Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a biological or chemical discipline.




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Where will I study?

Where is University of Strathclyde

Student Profile

Kimberly Morsheimer

Graduated in 2021

I wanted to continue my education and become more specialised in my field. I also enjoy learning new things and enrolling in a master’s programme was the best option for me at the end of my undergraduate career. I hope to continue my education and eventually teach at a university.

I knew that I wanted to study in Scotland when I was applying to schools. When I had to make my final decision, it came down to the courses that were offered and the testimonials I read about the student life here.
I’ve learned a lot of valuable skills while on my course. The main ones I can think of, outside the laboratory, are presentation skills, how to conduct literature searches, and data processing. Since being here, I’ve given multiple presentations and each time, I feel that I am improving with the feedback I am getting from my lecturers and I feel much more confident giving a scientific presentation now.

I have also learned how to better navigate scientific databases and comb through literature efficiently in order to write my papers. As for data processing, I’ve learned how to use different programmes besides Excel to manipulate data and accurately interpret my results.

Read more about Kimberley's experience at Strathclyde: www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/molecularmicrobiology/kimberlymorsheimer

Scholarships

Scholarships of £1,400 are available to new students joining a postgraduate taught masters degree in the Faculty of Science in the 2024/2025 academic year.

Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who complete a scholarship application form and can demonstrate excellent academic performance (current and/ or previously gained) and any relevant extra-curricular or professional experience.

Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis. Awards may be allocated early in the application cycle and so making an early application for admission is advised.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,400

Eligibility

In order to be considered for a Faculty of Science Masters Scholarship for UK Fee-paying Students, candidates must:

Be a new student holding an offer of admission for a taught masters degree in the Faculty of Science for the 2024/2025 academic year.
Be eligible for tuition fees at the Home or RUK fee rate.

Application Procedure

A link to the scholarship application form will be included in an applicant’s offer of admission. Awards will be allocated from 17 January 2024.


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Scholarships of between £5,000 - £7,000 are available to new international students joining a postgraduate taught masters degree in the Faculty of Science in the 2024/2025 academic year.

Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who demonstrate excellent academic performance (current and/ or previously gained) and any relevant extra-curricular or professional experience.

Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis. Awards may be allocated early in the application cycle and so making an early application for admission is advised.

Please do not submit duplicate scholarship applications as all scholarship application forms submitted will remain under consideration until the deadline of 31 July 2024.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000- £7,000

Eligibility

In order to be considered for a Faculty of Science International Masters Scholarship, candidates must:

Be a new, international fee-paying student holding an offer of admission for a full-time, taught masters degree in the Faculty of Science for the 2024/2025 academic year.
Be self-funded. Students who receive full scholarships, for example from a government office or embassy, will not be eligible.

Application Procedure

A link to the scholarship application form will be included in an applicant’s offer of admission. Awards will be allocated from 17 January 2024.


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