MSc Microbiology is a research-based degree, providing you with essential training in scientific research methodology and data analysis, as well as specific scientific techniques appropriate to the research microbiologist.

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MSc (Hons) Microbiology


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The course draws from our research strengths and expertise in cell biology of infectious diseases, host-parasite relationships and drug discovery across a wide range of infectious pathogens/bacteriology and parasitology. You will undertake a research project in the laboratories of internationally recognised researchers.

Designed for people who want to learn about the nature of microbes – and how to work with them. Also suitable for microbiologists who want to update and expand their knowledge.

In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), in a joint submission with UCL, Biological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked 11th in the UK, with a research environment supporting world-leading and internationally excellent research.

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  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the university over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, stationary and additional resources.

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