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Biological Sciences (4)

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The MSc Microbiology programme is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in microbiology, preparing them for further research or employment in industries addressing global challenges like antibiotic resistance and food security. The course covers core and applied microbiology, with a focus on healthcare, environmental, ecological, and biotechnological sectors. Students will gain theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and transferable skills to enhance employability. The programme includes lectures, workshops, practicals, seminars, and research projects. Entry requirements include a first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject. The programme offers unique facilities and opportunities for research, and guest lectures from industry experts.

About the course

The MSc Microbiology aims to equip students with the advanced knowledge and skills required to embark on further research or employment in industries striving to solve major global challenges such as antibiotic resistance, clean drinking water, and food security.

The programme is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge, understanding, and practical skills needed for a solid grounding in core and applied microbiology, along with the transferable skills which are essential to enhance students' employability options. It aims to prepare graduates for a broad range of careers within industrial, commercial, government, and environmental settings, or further postgraduate study.

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Entry Requirements

First or second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

Students' undergraduate backgrounds may be in a wide range of subjects including, but not limited to, biology, biochemistry, biomedical science, bioveterinary science, forensic science or microbiology. If you are unsure if your background is suitable, please get in touch with the Programme Leader.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.


For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs.

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