Microbiology and Infection MSc
University of Birmingham
Key Course Facts
Our Microbiology and Infection MSc provides you with sound theoretical and hands-on laboratory experience in cutting-edge microbiology. The course is set within the context of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection at the University of Birmingham, the largest grouping of microbiologists in the UK.
This MSc programme is built on the combined expertise in microbiology and infection that has been assembled through the establishment of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection at Birmingham.
It draws on the internationally recognized expertise of members of both the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and College of Medical and Dental Sciences to provide a course that will be attractive to aspiring biomedical scientists and clinical microbiologists worldwide.
Students graduating from this course can look forward to gaining a thorough grounding in this important area, with job opportunities throughout the public and private sector, as well as in research settings.
This course will provide graduates in the Biosciences with a sound theoretical background and hands-on laboratory experience in leading-edge microbiology. Students will gain specialist knowledge and insight in key aspects of bacterial infection.
The course will enable students to develop basic abilities and skills on which to build professional capability in a healthcare or related microbiology or biomedical research setting.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
- Undergraduate Degrees
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Minimum lower second class Honours degree in a Biosciences subject including at least 20 credits or equivalent in each of general microbiology and biochemistry and at least 20 credits or equivalent of advanced microbiology in the final year of the degree programme.
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 Birmingham 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 University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham is a research university based in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England. The university’s aim is to be at the cutting edge of educational delivery, and to have their curriculum be continually reshaped by new revelations in research. The main campus is situated a reasonable three miles away from Birmingham city centre, which doesn’t take long to get to via bus if the student decides they’d like to spend some of their free time there.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Microbiology MSc||Birkbeck, University of London||82%||0%||5%||£3390||£4560||164||London||On campus Part-time|
|Molecular Microbiology MSc||Nottingham Trent University||85%||5%||5%||£9385||£15885||122||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Microbiology MSc||University of Lincoln||85%||5%||5%||£45||£89||122||Lincoln||On campus Part-time|
|Microbiology MSc||Teesside University||85%||5%||5%||£6500||£13000||122||Middlesbrough||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) MSc||Middlesex University||85%||5%||5%||£9200||£14000||122||London||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|
|Microbiology and Immunology MSc MSc||The University of Nottingham||85%||5%||5%||-||-||122||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Medical Microbiology with Advanced Research MSc||University of Hertfordshire||85%||5%||5%||-||-||122||Hatfield||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|