Middlesex University

Middlesex University

Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology)

This course will provide students with a knowledge of the skills required for a career working in a diagnostic or research laboratory. It covers the fundamental aspects of molecular and cellular biology and modern bio-analytical techniques used for studying cells and microbes. In addition, the course includes a study of pathogenic microbes, epidemiology, infection control, laboratory investigation of infectious diseases, vaccination and immunisation. The course also covers legal and ethical issues related to biomedical research. Our specialist staff, who include microbiologists, cellular pathologists, molecular biologists and biochemist work together to provide a better understanding for our students.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of 3 years' work experience. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level. Applicants must have competence in English language and we normally require grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all 4 components) or TOEFL internet based 87 (with at least 21 in listening and writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading).

Course modules

Modules include: Medical microbiology; molecular and cellular biology; research methods and ethics for biomedical sciences; research project.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through: Practical and theoretical exams; your research project and a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation; written assignments, including essays, laboratory reports and logbooks; data analysis exercises; presentations and papers made up of a literature review, hypothesis and research question.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 61 per Credit (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hendon Campus Barnet NW4 4BT South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 8411 5555