Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Clinical Microbiology

Despite incredible advances in medicine, there is still plenty of work to be done in the 21st century to create healthier communities across the globe - and microbiologists are leading the way. Tuberculosis and cholera still devastate populations around the world. New and deadly strains of influenza are appearing. Zika virus is spreading rapidly with warmer global temperatures - as are other parasitic diseases. For almost a century, we've relied on vaccines and antibiotics to prevent and treat infectious disease. But as new pathogens emerge, and antimicrobial drug resistance spreads, innovative approaches are needed. The stakes for microbiologists are higher than ever. GCU's MSc Clinical Microbiology will give you the expertise you need to help conquer these challenges - building knowledge, advancing cures and contributing to the common good. The curriculum takes a scientific approach to the field of clinical microbiology, keeping it career-focused with an emphasis on research and development. •Explore principles and practice of bacteriology, virology, parasitology and mycology •Examine the disease process: transmission of pathogens, diagnosis and treatment •Study the prevention of infectious disease The programme brings together lectures, seminars and practical laboratory classes, ensuring you'll acquire both cutting-edge theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical skills. You'll keep pace with the latest advances in microbiology - including the big breakthroughs happening now in the top microbiology labs across the world. Finally, you'll undertake a laboratory-based research project with real-world impact, practising the skills required of a successful independent researcher in clinical microbiology.

Entry requirements

MSc: UK Honours degree 2.2 in microbiology or biological science or related degree programme; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (with no single element below 5.5) or equivalent.

Course modules

(Re)Emerging Infectious Disease; Microbial Pathogenicity; Medical Microbiology; Skills for Professional Practice for Biosciences; Applied Molecular Microbiology; Microbial Genetics; Case Studies in Infectious Diseases; and Research Project.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Sponsorship information

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year. The scholarship information for 2019/20 has yet to be confirmed. For up to date fee information for this programme, please visit gcu.ac.uk

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,980 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 16 Months
MSc Full-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (England) 16 Months
MSc Full-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (EU) 16 Months
MSc Full-time January 2020 12,980 per Whole course (International) 16 Months
MSc Full-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 16 Months
MSc Full-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 16 Months
MSc Full-time January 2020 5,500 per Whole course (Wales) 16 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University G4 0BA Scotland

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