Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University

Microbiology and Biotechnology

The course develops advanced laboratory skills and an in-depth knowledge of research methods to help students progress in their chosen career or to enhance their academic research prospects. Students study the interactions of pathogens within the body, the role of the human immune system and the consequences of infections. Students also explore advanced medical microbiology, studying particular health issues and the procedures involved in medical diagnostics, such as identifying pathogens using molecular techniques.

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have a 2nd Class Honours degree in the cognate subjects of biomedical science; microbiology; molecular biology; biochemistry; physiology; pharmacology; or a clinically orientated course that contains a substantial biomedical science component, a 2nd Class Honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Leeds LS1 3HE Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

University Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0113 812 3113