University of East London

University of East London

Molecular Medical Microbiology

The programme aims to produce postgraduate students with a sound knowledge of both practical and theoretical aspects of the specialist area of medical microbiology and the necessary skills to undertake individual and collaborative research in this field; it has been designed for students wishing to make a career of research in medical microbiology; the cutting edge of research is primarily focussed at the molecular level using the recently developed, and constantly improving, techniques such as genomics and proteomics; increasing knowledge in this area is leading to a better understanding of how micro-organisms cause disease and how this knowledge may be applied to the development of novel approaches to disease therapy; the focus of the programme is not simply on the state of current knowledge but also the methodology used in obtaining that knowledge, making use of recent research papers to inform class discussion.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have qualifications equivalent to a 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university in a subject with a significant component of microbiology relevant subject or experience. For overseas students there is a requirement for an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher (or equivalent).

Course modules

Modules include: Medical microbiology pathogenesis; medical microbiology control; bioinformatics; research skills; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework (laboratory work, data analysis, essays, oral presentations); written theory examinations; research project; poster presentation; portfolio.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stratford Campus Waltham Forest E15 4LZ South East

Key information

Applicant Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0208 223 3333