Taught course

Microbiology in Public Health

University of Bedfordshire · Division of Science

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (lower second class or higher) in a relevant life science or health-related subject.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

Outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Zika and Ebola, alongside increased concerns regarding antibiotic resistance, highlight the need for professionals who fully understand the role of microorganisms in public health in order to respond to such threats.

The Microbiology in Public Health master’s degree studies the role of microorganisms in health and disease. It focuses on the science of microorganisms and the range of strategies employed for public health protection, including epidemiology, public health intelligence, vaccination, antimicrobial chemotherapy, diagnostic microbiology and outbreak investigation.

It will take you beyond studying microorganisms as causes of infection and how they can be detected and controlled to how epidemiology and intelligence can inform public health protection.

Information for international students

See Fees and Funding for International Students for full information.

Fees and funding

See UK/EU Postgraduate students for full information on fees and funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
15 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0300 3300 073