Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This is a research'based degree, providing you with essential training in scientific research methodology and data analysis, as well as specific scientific techniques appropriate to the research microbiologist. The course draws from the Department of Biological Sciences research strengths and expertise in cell biology of infectious diseases, host parasite relationships and drug discovery across a wide range of infectious pathogens/bacteriology, mycology and parasitology. You will undertake a research project in the laboratories of internationally recognised researchers.

Course Modules

The programme consists of lectures and practicals, with a research project in the 2nd year; all modules are compulsory. Topics include: Bacterial pathogenicity antimicrobials medical bacteriology immune responses to disease medical mycology molecular microbiology statistics parasitology medicinal chemistry. compulsory modules: antimicrobials; bacterial pathogenicity; immune responses to disease; medical bacteriology; medical mycology; medicinal chemistry of natural products; molecular microbiology; parasitology; research in microbiology; research project MSc microbiology.

Course Additional Entry

Second'Class Honours degree in a science'based subject, or equivalent. Other professional qualifications and relevant work experience also taken into account. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 - 3 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,875  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 3 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees