One year full-time, two years part-time
The postgraduate clinical microbiology programmes develop your skills and understanding in clinical microbiology, and provide a thorough knowledge of associated subjects (eg molecular biology).
The formal teaching includes lectures, practicals and workshops. The lecturers are specialists in their fields and are invited from many institutions in the UK. The practicals are extensive and give you the maximum hands-on experience in all aspects of clinical microbiology. The practicals are taught in a large purpose-built teaching laboratory.
Many students use the MSc as preparation for the MRCPath examinations and the MSc is accredited by the Association of Clinical Microbiologists as part of the training for clinical scientists.
Your studies are broad-based, with extensive coverage of the following topics:
Microbial disease – diagnosis, treatment and prevention
Antimicrobials and chemotherapy
Epidemiology and public health