Taught course

Biomedical Science - Antimicrobial Resistance

Institution
St George's, University of London · Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

You should normally have, or be expected to achieve, at least a minimum of a second class degree (2:2) in a biomedical science or a science related subject (or an equivalent overseas qualification).

Other essential criteria: Personal Statement, Reference.

*Must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 August 2018.

If you are invited for an interview you may be asked to write a short paper (no more than one page) on a subject associated with biomedical research as part of the application process.

We accept equivalent qualifications gained in other countries. Please see the country-specific information section of our website or contact us on study@sgul.ac.uk.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing mankind. St George’s boasts a renowned heritage in this field, constantly developing new and innovative solutions to enhance diagnosis, prevention and treatment of numerous diseases. Edward Jenner, “The Father of Immunology” who successfully performed the first vaccination against smallpox was based at St George’s. More recently, our research includes a focus on tuberculosis, malaria and HIV in low and middle income countries.

This pathway will give you the opportunity to study antimicrobial resistance, with a particular focus on healthcare impact, genetic technologies and interventions to reduce AMR. Specific topics will include AMR in tuberculosis, MRSA, sexually transmitted infections and HIV. There will be an opportunity to learn bioinformatics techniques and the enormous impact that genetics is having on understanding epidemiology, selection and evolution of AMR pathogens. There will be a series of sessions focusing on strategies to reduce AMR such as rapid diagnostics, stewardship, dosing, new drugs, vaccines and phage.

This compelling course enables you to continue that pioneering work, a Master of Research in Biomedical Science - Antimicrobial Resistance will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience for a rewarding career in biomedical science or to progress on to a fulfilling research degree such as a PhD.

Information for international students

If your native language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

English language tests are valid for only two years, as English language ability changes from year to year. If you've completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another, though applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within a one year period.

Fees and funding

UK students
£12,500
International students
£22,000

We have a range of funding opportunities available for students.

Students may be eligible for:

  • A Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,280. Find out more information about Postgraduate Loans at Fees and Funding
  • A Career Development Loan, for more information visit gov.uk
  • Alumni discount. If you're a former St George's student you can qualify for an additional 10% discount from this course. Learn more
  • A full fee postgraduate scholarship. For more information visit scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

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Course Enquiries
Email
study@sgul.ac.uk