Taught course

Medical Mycology

The University of Manchester · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

An honours degree (minimum 2:1), or overseas equivalent, is required for direct entry to the programme. Non-standard applicants for the programme will be considered on an individual basis, but may be required to enrol initially on the Diploma. IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in writing. Paper-based TOFEL of 575 or computer-based TOEFL of 230 with 6.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE). Internet-based TOEFL of 90 with a minimum of 22 in each component.Applicants for the PgDip/PgCert programmes whose first language is not English and who do not meet the above requirements can be considered on an individual basis.

MSc, PGCert, PGDip

Months of entry


Course content

This programme has been specifically designed for graduates who wish to develop their skills as mycologists. The programme aims to result in a significant level of theoretical understanding and practical skills, which will be important for those wishing to follow a career in clinical sciences or academic and industrial research in the UK or overseas.

The Medical Mycology MSc, Diploma and Certificate are intensive full-time or part-time taught programmes encompassing the epidemiological, diagnostic, medical and molecular aspects of fungal disease and immunity to infection. They run in parallel with the MSc Medical Microbiology and MSc in Medical Virology programmes with long traditions and excellent reputation in their fields.

The Manchester mycology programme is unique, because our students spend much of their time actually in the laboratory, learning how to be mycologists. We will provide a number of hands-on-practicals linked with each module as well as work experience at the NHS Mycology Referene Centre Manchester (MRCM), clinics and ward rounds. This will ensure that sutdents graduate with the knowledge and practical skills needed to pursue a specialist career in diagnostic, clinical or academic settings, and will provide them with comprehensive skills to set up good quality diagnostic services around the world.

In addition, the faculty for Manchester mycology programme is exceptionally high standard with a number or world leading scientists, the faculty for Manchester mycology programme is exceptionally high standard with a number or world leading scientists, microbiologists and clinicians involved. The University of Manchester Fungal Infection Research Group (MFIG) is aligned to the international LIFE (Leading International Fungal Education) initiative (www.life-worldwide.org) aiming at better awareness of fungal diseases, global access to fungal diagnostics and instigation against fungal infection world wide.
Course aims

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
30 months


full time
9 months
part time
48 months


full time
5 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
+44 161 291 2500