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MSc Clinical Microbiology

 

Despite incredible advances in medicine, there is still plenty of work to be done in the 21st century to create healthier communities across the globe – and microbiologists are leading the way.

Tuberculosis and cholera still devastate populations around the world. New and deadly strains of influenza are appearing. Zika virus is spreading rapidly with warmer global temperatures – as are other parasitic diseases.

For almost a century, we’ve relied on vaccines and antibiotics to prevent and treat infectious disease. But as new pathogens emerge, and antimicrobial drug resistance spreads, innovative approaches are needed. The stakes for microbiologists are higher than ever.

GCU’s MSc Clinical Microbiology will give you the expertise you need to help conquer these challenges – building knowledge, advancing cures and contributing to the common good.

The curriculum takes a scientific approach to the field of clinical microbiology, keeping it career-focused with an emphasis on research and development.

  • Explore principles and practice of bacteriology, virology, parasitology and mycology
  • Examine the disease process: transmission of pathogens, diagnosis and treatment
  • Study the prevention of infectious disease

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 1 year (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £12,600  (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

The programme brings together lectures, seminars and practical laboratory classes, ensuring you’ll acquire both cutting-edge theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical skills. You’ll keep pace with the latest advances in microbiology – including the big breakthroughs happening now in the top microbiology labs across the world.

Finally, you’ll undertake a laboratory-based research project with real-world impact, practising the skills required of a successful independent researcher in clinical microbiology.

Career Opportunities

Through GCU’s MSc Clinical Microbiology, you will acquire the skills necessary for success in this highly competitive and important field. 

With an understanding of this fast-changing sector and in-demand lab experience, our graduates make competitive candidates for jobs in health, medicine and life sciences, and in university and industry research departments. You’ll also be well prepared to pursue further study at the PhD level.

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What I have enjoyed most about studying at GCU is the lectures given by professors who are helpful and most importantly are professionals in each of the chosen fields. This made us look forward to the lectures where we learned a lot of relevant and up to date information. The way professors include students into the lesson was very motivating as well.

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Course Contents

  • (Re)Emerging Infectious Disease
  • Microbial Pathogenicity
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Skills for Professional Practice for Biosciences
  • Applied Molecular Microbiology
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Case Studies in Infectious Diseases
  • Research Project

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