University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Molecular Microbiology

Our Masters in Molecular Microbiology focuses on the molecular biology of important microbial pathogens and industrial microorganisms. Students study the molecular mechanisms by which bacteria cause disease or can be exploited for the synthesis of biotechnologically important products. The course content and research projects are driven by the expertise in microbial genomics, genetics and biochemistry research that exists within the institute. State-of-the-art research facilities, such as our own genome sequencer, protein purification facilities, mass spectrometers and fluorescence microscopes means that students obtain first-hand experience in the latest molecular microbiological techniques. Together, the course provides the perfect springboard to future training at PhD level or gives you a range of skills and experience that will prove attractive to employers from industry or the health-care provision sector.

Entry requirements

MSc: Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent in a biological or chemical discipline.? You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5).

Course modules

Generic Skills for Biomedical & pharmaceutical Students; Entrepreneurship; Advanced Topics in Biomedical Research; Advanced Techniques in Biomedical Research 1&2; Postgraduate Studies in Microbiology; Research Project; In Vivo Biology; Drug Discovery; Postgraduate Studies in Clinical Biochemistry; Postgraduate Studies in Applied Microbiology.

Assessment methods

Assessment of taught classes is through multiple choice tests, computer quizzes, problem-solving scenarios, poster and oral presentations, essays, and formal written exams. The laboratory project is assessed through a written thesis.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 19,500 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,100 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,100 per Whole course (Home/EU) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 19,500 per Whole course (International) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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