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Microbiology in Public Health
Master of Microbiology in Public Health
Master of Microbiology in Public Health

Master of Microbiology in Public Health

  • ID:LC440192
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,275.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,275.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.
  • A good honours degree (lower second class or higher) in a relevant life science or health-related subject.

English requirements

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
  • TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17
  • Pearson PTE - Listening: 59, Reading: 59, Speaking: 59, Writing: 59

Course Information

In 2019, the World Health Organisation listed ‘High Threat Pathogens’; ‘Influenza Pandemic’; Antimicrobial Resistance’; ‘Dengue’; ‘HIV’ and ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’ as among the ten top threats to global health. In 2020, societies across the world suffered the profound effects of the rapid spread of the novel SARS-CoV2 virus. These global problems highlight the need for professionals who fully understand the role of microorganisms in public health, in order to respond appropriately to such threats.

Our Microbiology in Public Health MSc program covers the role of microorganisms in health and disease of the individual and of society. We focus on the science of microorganisms and the range of strategies employed for public health protection, including epidemiology, public health intelligence, vaccination, antimicrobial chemotherapy, diagnostic microbiology and outbreak investigation.

We will take you beyond studying microorganisms as causes of infection and how they can be detected and controlled to how epidemiology and intelligence can inform public health protection. There has never been a more appropriate time to study microbiology!

This interesting and unique interdisciplinary course has never been more relevant than in the midst of a global pandemic: we train our students to critically study and apply understanding of microbiology to global public health issues. Students benefit from excellent new science facilities and are supported by experts, allowing them to develop professional and transferrable skills for a range of careers in different sectors. Come and join us!

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  • Dissertation (PUB010-6) 
  • Epidemiology In Public Health (PUB002-6) 
  • Microbiology & Public Health Research Methods (BHS026-6) 
  • Microbiology Research Project (BHS023-6) 
  • Microorganisms In Health And Disease (BHS024-6) 
  • Molecular And Diagnostic Microbiology (BHS025-6) 
  • Principles, Policies And Issues In Public Health (PUB017-6) 
  • Public Health Protection (PUB008-6) 
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of this course have gone on to secure PhD studentships in academic institutions. Students have also secured roles as laboratory technicians in private and NHS health-related laboratories and others have become higher-level science teachers. This degree program will also equip graduates for roles in pharmaceutical or biotechnological labs or companies, local authorities, the civil service, other public bodies and charities/NGO.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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