University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Biomedical Sciences (Medical Microbiology)

This course is designed to give you the chance to study the scientific basis of medical microbiology and some of the specialist areas within it. You will be encouraged to gain greater awareness of the importance and role of medical microbiology within biomedical sciences, and of the ethical and safety issues relevant to working in the field of medical microbiology.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in biomedical sciences or in a closely related subject, a professional qualification of equivalent status and relevant work experience, a postgraduate certificate in biomedical science with a medical microbiology specialism, or an equivalent qualification. Applicants for the part-time mode of study should be working in a relevant area and should have written support from their employer both for day release and to indicate that facilities will be available in their workplace for the research project. Candidates whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 in all components (or equivalent).

Course modules

Core modules: clinical aspects of microbial physiology and chemotherapy; infectious diseases and public health; molecular science and diagnostics; postgraduate research methods; postgraduate project. Optional modules: automation in biomedical sciences; communicating science; extended postgraduate project; immunopathology; molecular bioinformatics; principles of molecular medicine; systems biology.

Assessment methods

Coursework and examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,075 per Credit (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,500 per Credit (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,075 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,075 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,075 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,075 per Credit (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,500 per Credit (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,075 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,075 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,075 per Credit (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cavendish Street Westminster W1W 6UW South East

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