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MSc

Molecular Microbiology

 

This exciting course is designed to provide you with a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the molecular biology of micro-organisms. You'll study the key concepts associated with molecular microbiology and use these when considering their role in health, disease and in the natural environment.

Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: October and January
Course length: One year FT, two years PT or with a placement
Study location: Clifton campus

Fees and funding:

Please see the fees, funding and scholarships section.

 

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This course provides you with opportunities to study advanced principles of the metabolism and genetics of microbes, microbes involved in clinical health and the natural environment and infectious diseases. Further studies specialise in modern genomics and infectious disease diagnosis. Practical work forms a large proportion of your learning to ensure that you have extensive skills for employment or research and there is an emphasis on developing knowledge and understanding such that you acquire the skills, qualities and attributes expected by employers or for postgraduate research.

Take a work placement
You have the opportunity to take a work placement, enhancing your CV and employability even further.

Skills portfolio
You will gather together relevant practical skills throughout laboratory classes producing a training record. This can be presented to potential employers as proof of competence in a laboratory setting. It also provides you with experience of managing what is essentially a personal development portfolio, which is now a standard tool for monitoring progression and performance in a scientific career as well as out in the sector.

Facilities
This course benefits from the excellent facilities and equipment available in the School of Science and Technology.