Middlesex University

Course Introduction

This course will provide students with a knowledge of the skills required for a career working in a diagnostic or research laboratory. It covers the fundamental aspects of molecular and cellular biology and modern bio'analytical techniques used for studying cells and microbes. In addition, the course includes a study of pathogenic microbes, epidemiology, infection control, laboratory investigation of infectious diseases, vaccination and immunisation. The course also covers legal and ethical issues related to biomedical research. Our specialist staff, who include microbiologists, cellular pathologists, molecular biologists and biochemist work together to provide a better understanding for our students.

Course Modules

Modules include: Medical microbiology; molecular and cellular biology; research methods and ethics for biomedical sciences; research project.

Course Additional Entry

Good Honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of 3 years' work experience. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level. Applicants must have competence in English language and we normally require grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all 4 components) or TOEFL internet based 87 (with at least 21 in listening and writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £10,600  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £61  Credit. First year home fees