MSc Medical Microbiology

Program description: 

This course provides comprehensive knowledge and practical training in the spread of microorganisms (predominantly bacterial and viral pathogens), disease causation and diagnosis and treatment of pathogens significant to public health. The increasing incidence of microbial infections worldwide is being compounded by the rapid evolution of drug-resistant variants and opportunistic infections by other organisms. The course content reflects the increasing importance of genomics and molecular techniques in both diagnostics and the study of pathogenesis.

Students have the opportunity to focus on viruses in their module and project choices to be awarded a Master's degree in Medical Microbiology (Virology).

Graduates from this course move into global health careers related to medical microbiology in research or medical establishments and the pharmaceutical industry.

Duration: one year year full-time or split-study over two years. Based in London, UK.

Program discipline(s): 
Global health
Public health
Biology