University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Medical Microbiology

This programme is intended for graduates already working in Medical Microbiology laboratories, or in a closely-related field, who want to enhance their understanding of the role of microorganisms in health and disease. You will study the theoretical aspects of medical microbiology, which encompasses: the biological and pathogenic properties of microbes; their role in health and disease; the reactions of the host to infection; and the scientific basis for the detection, control and antimicrobial treatment of infectious disease. Upon successful completion of the course, you will possess a deeper knowledge of medical microbiology and highly developed management and research skills which will enhance your professional activities.

Course modules

Example module listing: bacterial, protozoal and fungal infections part 1: diseases; bacterial, protozoal and fungal diseases part 2: treatment; introduction to immunology; pathogenesis of infectious diseases 2; viral infections; epidemiology, disease control and public health; management of scientific research; microbial genetics and molecular biology; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include examinations and coursework; students must also submit a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time February 2018 - 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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