Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Medical Microbiology

This programme is designed to give graduates specialist knowledge (both theoretical and practical) of the strategies and techniques of medical microbiology as practised in research and clinical contexts. Graduates will gain up-to-date, relevant and applied experience of medical microbiology, acquire in-depth knowledge together with a broad knowledge of the subject base and acquire skills for practice at Higher Specialist level. The completion of a research project enables the graduate to understand the process and communication of scientific enquiry.

Entry requirements

At least an upper 2nd-Class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in biological or biomedical science is usually required. Alternatively, you may be admitted with an equivalent professional qualification or significant relevant proven professional experience. Existing Fellows of the Institute of Biomedical Science are eligible for exemption from certain units of study. Students applying with HNC medical laboratory science plus 10 years� experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

Modules include: Analytical techniques in biomedical science; recent advances in biomedical research; research methods and ethics in biomedical science; disorder case study; research project; diagnostic medical microbiology; human infectious disease; management and control of infectious disease.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed by critical reviews, presentations, self-managed study, extended essays and examinations. Evidence based practice and a major research project complete the MSc.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

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