Entry requirements

Please see the Manchester Met website for information on entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content


We’ve designed our MSc Medical Microbiology to enable you to develop an advanced theoretical understanding, together with the practical techniques you’ll need to apply those theories in a research or clinical context.

On this masters in medical microbiology course, you’ll gain a well-rounded understanding of analytical approaches and human disorders. To further your knowledge, you’ll take an in-depth exploration of human infectious diseases, developing the skills to understand, control and manage those diseases.

You’ll also complete an independent research project, building professional-level research skills. This is your opportunity to explore the issues that fascinate you – making the most of our extensive links with hospitals across Greater Manchester to conduct research in clinically relevant areas in a real-world context.

By the time you graduate, you should be equipped with the analytical techniques and diagnostic approaches required for practice at a specialist level.

Our course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) which means our teaching is of a high standard and provides wide-ranging, research-informed education to ensure you develop the practical skills and experience that employers’ value. Please note, that although this MSc is accredited by the IBMS it does not fulfil the requirements to gaining registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and does not provide the opportunity to complete the IBMS Registration Training Portfolio.

Career prospects

This course offers an avenue into a range of specialist fields like hospital science, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. The subjects you’ll cover will not only help you prepare for you the Institute of Biomedical Science higher specialist examination and the advanced practice that follows, but it can also lay the groundwork for careers in research or teaching, or to pursue studies towards a PhD. 

Our work with the NHS and clinicians helps shape our curriculum, transfers our expertise and ensures our graduates are ready for the workplace - and sought after by employers.

Some of our MSc Medical Microbiology graduates have gone into roles such as Senior Biomedical Scientist, Advanced Biomedical Scientist, Deputy laboratory manager, Field Application Specialist Manager, Molecular Business Line Manager.

You’ll have careers support from the moment you join us and for up to three years after you’ve finished your course. We offer a range of services, both within the Department of Life Sciences and through the University’s Careers Service, including dedicated careers and employability advisers you can turn to for guidance and support.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the Manchester Met website for information on fees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969