Biomedical Sciences (Medical Microbiology) MSc
University of Westminster
Key Course Facts
This course is designed to give you the opportunity to study and analyse the theoretical and practical basis of medical microbiology and many of the specialist areas within it. You will gain greater insight into the importance and role of medical microbiology, with an emphasis on cutting edge areas such as molecular diagnostics and genomics, emerging pathogens and antibiotic resistance.
You will study a range of core and option modules that will allow you to tailor studies to your own requirements. You will expand your knowledge of the basic science and analytical techniques relating to medical microbiology and gain an up-to-date understanding of the application of medical microbiology in bioscience/pharmaceutical research, as well as in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine. There will be an emphasis in the course on development of critical analysis skills in assessment of scientific literature and laboratory data. In addition you will have the opportunity to design and execute your own research project. The course team is supported by visiting lecturers who are practising scientists in the field, which helps to ensure that taught material is current and relevant.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Foundation / Pathway Courses
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
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Applicants should have a minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in Biomedical Sciences or a closely related discipline. Professional qualification of equivalent status and associated work experience or an equivalent qualification can also be accepted. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing. One academic reference is required. Part-time applicants intending to do their project in the workplace are required to submit an additional letter of support from their employer.
Tuition Fees Biomedical Sciences (Medical Microbiology) MSc
Additional fee information
Please see provider website https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding for further information about fees, funding, scholarships and alumni discount.
Average student cost of living in London
|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 Westminster
The University of Westminster is a publicly funded research university located in London, England. Beginning its existence as a polytechnic institute in 1838, it only became an officially recognized university much later, in 1992. Westminster’s primary campus can be found on Regent Street of central London, with its secondary campuses being in the districts of Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Harrow.
Where is this programme taught
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|Biomedical Engineering (with professional placement) BEng (Hons)||City University London||53%||10%||10%||£9250||£19770||108||London||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)||The University of Sheffield||82%||2%||8%||£9250 £9250||£24450 £25670||147||Sheffield||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Engineering MEng (Hons)||Imperial College of Science||82%||2%||3%||£9250||£35100||195||London||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Engineering BEng (Hons) BEng (Hons)||University of Bradford||73%||15%||5%||£9250 £9250||£20118 £21124||125||Bradford||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Engineering BEng (Hons)||Middlesex University||74%||5%||0%||£9250||£14000||111||London||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)||University of Sussex||90%||10%||1%||£9250||£22500||156||Brighton||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Sciences BSc (Hons)||The University of Edinburgh||70%||0%||5%||£9250||£30400||174||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
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