This course is built on the combined expertise in microbiology and infection that has been assembled through the establishment of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection. It draws on the internationally recognized expertise of members of both the Life and Environmental Sciences and Medical and Dental Sciences colleges to provide a course that will be attractive to aspiring biomedical scientists and clinical microbiologists worldwide.
Aims of the course are to provide graduates in the Biosciences with a sound theoretical background and hands-on laboratory experience in leading edge microbiology. Students will gain specialist knowledge and insight in key aspects of bacterial infection.
The Institute of Microbiology and Infection at Birmingham brings together a group of researchers and lecturers from the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and the College of Medical and Dental Sciences with expertise in a wide range of aspects of microbiology in infectious disease. The MSc Microbiology and Infection draws on this expertise to highlight the impact of recent advances in understanding of microbes in infection.
The course will enable students to develop basic abilities and skills on which to build professional capability in a healthcare or related microbiology or biomedical research setting.