Middlesex University
Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) MSc
Middlesex University

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

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.

You will be assessed through: Practical and theoretical exams; your research project and a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation; written assignments, including essays, laboratory reports and logbooks; data analysis exercises; presentations and papers made up of a literature review, hypothesis and research question.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT) 87 With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading
PTE Academic 58 With at least 51 in all components
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2:2 (hons degree) or equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject


Tuition Fees Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) MSc

EU £57
England UK £57
Northern Ireland £57
Scotland £57
Wales £57
Channel Islands £57
International £84

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

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About Middlesex University

Established in 1973, Middlesex University is located on the outskirts of London, roughly 40 minutes away by Underground. The university is well-known for attracting large numbers of international students every year, allowing for a diverse experience for everyone involved. In terms of on-campus activities, Middlesex U applicants can look forward to an award-winning Student Union that goes the extra mile when it comes to organising events around campus and bringing people together.

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Where is this programme taught

Hendon Campus
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