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MSc Medical Microbiology (EuroMasters)

University of Surrey
Surrey, England, UK
Courses in UKCourses in England24mths part-time

Why Surrey?
Our two-year enhanced MSc in Medical Microbiology (EuroMasters) delivers practical training in medical microbiology and its allied fields. The programme provides more extensive research training than one-year, full-time MSc programmes. You will spend four days per week pursuing a research project in internationally recognised laboratories and receive a full taught MSc programme from leading experts in the field of medical microbiology and its associated disciplines.

Programme overview
On this programme, you will study theoretical aspects of medical microbiology, encompassing the biological and pathogenic properties of microbes, their role in health and disease, the reactions of the host to infection, and the scientific basis for the detection, control and anti-microbial treatment of infectious disease.

In the first year, you’ll attend lectures and practical sessions so you are prepared to start your own research project in the second year. At the start of this year, you’ll join an active Research Group within the Department of Microbial and Cellular Sciences to receive your practical and research training. It is this extensive research experience that differentiates this EuroMasters programme from all other UK MSc Medical Microbiology programmes, and thus graduates of this programme should be highly employable.

The programme is especially suitable for overseas students who are contemplating a PhD, and for whom the combination of a full-scale research project with a structured taught programme is particularly advantageous.

Programme structure and modules
The full-time Masters programme is designed to be completed in two years. It consists of eight 15-credits modules in the first year, four 15-credit modules in the second year and a 60 credit research project. Alternatively, you can be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma. Students may also attend modules on a one-off basis.


– Viral Infections
– Bacterial, Protozoal and Fungal Pathogens 1
– Bacterial, Protozoal and Fungal Pathogens 2: Diagnosis and Treatment
– Introduction to Immunology
– Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases
– Microbial Genetics and Molecular Biology
– Epidemiology: Disease Control and Public Health
– Management of Scientific Research
– Research Methods 1
– Research Methods 2
– Journal Club
– Critically Reviewing the Scientific Literature

Research Project
All students aiming for the MSc qualification undertake a research project and submit a dissertation.

Entry requirements
Applicants should usually possess at least a 2.2 honours degree in a relevant subject from an approved university. Applications from candidates not possessing the qualifications mentioned above may be considered, depending on the length and quality of their experience, published works and recommendations from employers. Such candidates may be required to complete a qualifying assessment. Selection is based upon a candidate’s application, references and an informal interview. In special circumstances, a student may be set work for assessment before being offered a place on the programme.

How to apply
For more information on the course and how to apply please visit the course website.

General enquiries:
+44 (0)1483 681 681

Admissions enquiries:
+44 (0)1483 682 222

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