Biomedical Science - Antimicrobial Resistance MRes

Course Introduction

Overview

Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing mankind. St George?s boasts a renowned heritage in this field, constantly developing new and innovative ways to diagnose, prevent and treat numerous diseases. Edward Jenner, the ?father of immunology? who successfully performed the first vaccination against smallpox, was based at St George?s. More recently, our research has included a focus on tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV in low and middle-income countries.

This pathway will give you the opportunity to study antimicrobial resistance, with a focus on healthcare impact, genetic technologies, and interventions to reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Specific topics will include AMR in tuberculosis, MRSA, sexually transmitted infections and HIV. There will be an opportunity to learn bioinformatics techniques and the enormous impact that genetics is having on understanding epidemiology, selection, and evolution of AMR pathogens. There will be a series of sessions focusing on strategies to reduce AMR, such as rapid diagnostics, stewardship, dosing, new drugs, vaccines, and phage.

This course will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and experience for a rewarding career in biomedical science or to progress on to a fulfilling research degree such as a PhD.

Careers

If you want to pursue a career in biomedical research - whether in academia, industry or government - this course will open up a world of opportunities. Many St George?s graduates have gone on to work in a variety of exciting and fulfilling careers in the biotech industry.

This course is highly effective in accelerating your development within your general healthcare career. The depth and quality of the academic research that you will undertake on your nine month project will also put you in a good position to apply for a PhD.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £13,250 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £23,000 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £13,250 European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2). For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1st August on the year of entry. We welcome applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds, including humanities, science and healthcare. Alternative professional qualifications, or previous related experience, may be considered and we encourage you to apply.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2). For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1st August on the year of entry. We welcome applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds, including humanities, science and healthcare. Alternative professional qualifications, or previous related experience, may be considered and we encourage you to apply. Students need to have: IELTS - Overall score of 6.5 (with at least 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in other three components); TOEFL - Overall score of 79 (with at least 24 in writing, 14 in listening and reading and 18 in speaking).