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Microbiology MSc

University of Aberdeen · College of Life Sciences and Medicine

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You study a wide-ranging curriculum combining latest research in microbiology. Courses include medical microbiology, molecular genetics, bioinformatics, the regulation of gene expression in microbial systems, and the role of microorganisms in environmental systems. You learn from the perspective of understanding how the microbe interacts with, and responds to, its environment including the human host.

You study with experienced staff from the Wellcome Trust Strategic Award in Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology and leading medical microbiologists and immunologists.

Courses include: Basic Skills - Induction, Introduction to Microbiology, Applied Statistics, Bioinformatics, Generic Skills, Regulation in Microbial Adaptation, Genome Enabled Medicine, Research Tutorials, Host Pathogen Interactions, and your research project.


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You study at one of the largest teaching hospitals in Scotland and largest medical campus in Europe which serves Grampian and the Islands.
  • Teaching is excellent and is drawn from international collaborations which rank the University as 5th in Europe (Leiden Rankings 2015)

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  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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College of Life Sciences and Medicine Graduate School
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