Masters | Postgraduate Course - Molecular Microbiology MSc Course Details within Nottingham Trent University

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Course Fees
Home/EU: Full-time £6,500, Part-time £3,250; International: £12,900
Start Month(s)
January and September 
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Molecular Microbiology MSc

Study Details

MSc One year full-time, Two years full-time with one year with placement, Two years part-time

This exciting course is designed to provide you with a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the molecular biology of micro-organisms. You'll study the key concepts associated with molecular microbiology and use these when considering their role in health, disease and in the natural environment.

This course provides you with opportunities to study advanced principles of the metabolism and genetics of microbes, microbes involved in clinical health and the natural environment and infectious diseases. Further studies specialise in modern genomics and infectious disease diagnosis. Practical work forms a large proportion of your learning to ensure that you have extensive skills for employment or research and there is an emphasis on developing knowledge and understanding such that you acquire the skills, qualities and attributes expected by employers or for postgraduate research.

Module details

This course is made up of six core modules and a research project. Modules include:

  • Research Methods and Bioethics (20 cp)
  • Molecular Microbiology (20 cp)
  • Medical Microbiology (20cp)*
  • Business and enterprise (20cp)
  • Microbial diagnostics (20cp)
  • Techniques in Macromolecular analysis (20 cp)
  • Research project (60 cp)

Entry Requirements

  • UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in biological subject
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered

Programme Assessment

You will be assessed by a variety of methods including:

•Research project
•Written assignment
•Case studies
•Poster and oral presentations
•Laboratory reports
•In-class tests
•Skills portfolio

Student Destinations

There are a wide range of career opportunities within microbiology. You will work with leading academics on your course, so you will have gained important academic and professional skills necessary to help you obtain employment in this field. At the end of the course, you will also have developed many transferable skills that will make you more attractive to potential employers in related areas of molecular bioscience and microbiology.

The Research Project and/or Placement will give you the skills you need to follow a career in research and development.