Taught course

Microbiology and Biotechnology

Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

You should either have a second class honours degree in the subjects of Biomedical Science,Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology or a clinically orientated subject that contains a substantial biomedical science component. You may also have a second class honours degree in a non-biomedical sciences subject and provide evidence of an aptitude for microbiology and biotechnology.

You can also apply if you have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

Months of entry


Course content

Investigate the effects of pathogens on the body, the intricacies of the human immune system and the impact of infections. You will also explore advanced medical microbiology, studying specific global health issues and the procedures involved in medical diagnostics.

Gain advanced laboratory skills and an in-depth knowledge of investigative methods being applied within the search for novel antimicrobial agents.

You will carry out extensive practical investigations, including quantifying the antimicrobial effects of compounds against specific microorganisms, or studying the mechanisms of microbial resistance to therapeutics. You'll have access to Class 2 microbiology facilities, along with cell culture, molecular virology and epigenetic research methods. With our new biomedical sciences research laboratory you will be able to conduct project work in a dedicated research environment and benefit from an enhanced range of equipment

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
0113 812 3113