Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning) PgDip
The University of Edinburgh
Key Course Facts
This three-year, part-time, online postgraduate programme leads to the degree of Masters of Science in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CMID).
Aimed at junior doctors currently undergoing, or about to undertake, specialty training in an infection discipline, this programme is open to trainees in the UK and worldwide.
This degree will also be attractive to those who have completed their training but wish to fulfill continuing medical education requirements or those who wish obtain a formal qualification in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
The programme is aligned with JRCPTB and RCPath training in infection disciplines: Combined Infection Training and Higher Specialty Training in Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology and Medical Virology.
This programme is designed to support trainees/specialists in preparation for FRCPath Part 1/Diploma in Infection, Infection Specialty end of training assessments and hospital-based practice.
Programme participants will have access to key texts and research bases and will have direct contact with leading clinicians and clinical scientists, providing a repository of information on infection disciplines that can be accessed at any time.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning), PgDip.
Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.
Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa requirement
All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.
International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.Permission to work while studying
University of Edinburgh is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.
Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)
After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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.
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About The University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh is located in the Scottish city of the same name, and is one of the oldest universities in the entire United Kingdom, having opened in the year 1583. The university enjoys a strong reputation for its contributions to international research efforts, which is reflected in their inclusion in the Russell Group, Universitas 21, and Una Europa. Edinburgh offers its residents a historic yet modern city, with a lively nightlife scene, reliable public transport, and friendly locals.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Microbiology in Public Health MSc||University of Bedfordshire||81%||4%||5%||£8250||£13275||145||Luton||On campus Full-time|
|Medical Microbiology PgDip||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||£4800||£10400||-||Manchester||On campus Part-time|
|Clinical Microbiology PgDip||Queen Mary University of London||82%||0%||5%||-||-||164||London||On campus Part-time|
|Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology MSc (Res)||Bangor University||82%||0%||5%||-||-||164||Bangor||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology MSc||University of Wolverhampton||82%||0%||5%||-||-||164||Wolverhampton||On campus Full-time|
|Microbiology MSc||University of Kent||82%||0%||5%||-||-||164||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) MSc||Queen Mary University of London||82%||0%||5%||-||-||164||London||On campus Part-time|
|Microbiology and Infection MSc||University of Birmingham||81%||4%||5%||-||-||145||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Medical Microbiology MSc||Manchester Metropolitan University||81%||4%||5%||-||-||145||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Clinical and Molecular Microbiology MSc||The University of Nottingham||81%||4%||5%||-||-||145||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science - Infection and Immunity MRes||St George's, University of London||49%||0%||4%||£13750||£23500||139||London||On campus Full-time|
|Biological Sciences (Immunology) BSc (Hons)||The University of Edinburgh||67%||0%||2%||£9250||£30400||173||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science (Medical Immunology) PgDip||Middlesex University||-||-||-||£9200||£14000||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science - Immunity and Infection PhD||University of Southampton||-||-||-||-||£24600||-||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science - Cell Biology and Immunology of Cancer PhD||University of Southampton||-||-||-||-||-||-||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Sciences (Immunology) MSc||University of Westminster||-||-||-||-||-||-||London||On campus Part-time|
|Microbiology and Infection MSc||University of Birmingham||-||-||-||-||-||-||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Microbiology and Immunology MSc MSc||The University of Nottingham||-||-||-||-||-||-||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Cancer Biology and Immunology MSc||University of Bristol||-||-||-||£9250||£24700||-||Bristol||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science (Infection and Immunity) MSc (PG)||Middlesex University||-||-||-||-||-||-||London||On campus Part-time|