University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Microbiology

Designed to develop both your research and practical skills, our MSc in Microbiology will enhance your academic knowledge of the latest advances in microbiology and improve your employability and career prospects. The MSc degree in Microbiology will take you through a wide-ranging curriculum describing some of the latest advances in microbiology. It includes courses on microbiology, applied statistics, molecular genetics, bioinformatics, regulation of gene expression in microbial systems, and host-pathogen interactions in infection and disease. This programme is ideal for students and scientists, who would like to improve their career prospects, fill skills gaps and further their hands-on research experience.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant molecular biology or medical biosciences discipline (for example biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, physiology, biomedical sciences).

Course modules

Compulsory courses: introduction to microbiology; bioinformatics; generic skills; basic skills; regulation in microbial adaptation; genome-enabled medicine; research tutorials; host-pathogen interactions; applied statistics. Elective courses: introduction to molecular biology; introductory immunology; research project.

Assessment methods

Taught courses are assessed by a combination of written assignments and reports, oral presentations, and by examination. All students undertake a research project, which is submitted for assessment in the form of a short research thesis. Students also present a short oral presentation on their project.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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