Second-class honours degree in a science-based subject, or equivalent. Other professional qualifications and relevant work experience also taken into account.
Months of entry
This 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.
The course draws from the Department of Biological Sciences research strengths and expertise in cell biology of infectious diseases, host parasite relationships and drug discovery across a wide range of infectious pathogens/bacteriology, mycology and parasitology. You will undertake a research project in the laboratories of internationally recognised researchers.
Why study this course at Birkbeck?
- 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.
- Department awarded the highest grading for quality of teaching and learning in the latest Quality Assurance Agency assessment.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
Fees and funding
The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses – and you don't have to start repaying until 2019.
Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.
Find out more about funding and financial support at postgraduate level.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Department of Biological Sciences
- + 44 (0)20 7079 0798
- + 44 (0)20 7631 6246