Research course

Microbiology and Infection

Institution
University of Birmingham · College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree in a subject relevant to the research area you applying to.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Our PhD/MSc by Research in the Institute of Microbiology and Infection will provide you with with the necessary skills to contribute to research of viruses, parasites, fungi and bacteria. With one of the largest groupings of microbiologists in the world we are at the vanguard of innovative research into combatting antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance. We do this with a three-pronged approach:

  • diagnosis
  • treatment
  • prevention

You will work collaboratively alongside microbiologists, immunologists, biochemists and chemists to produce original globally leading research, with the ultimate goal to find solutions to global challenges.

Our PhD/MSc by Research program will provide you with high quality research training to enable you to conduct independent investigative research. We work with a range of bacterial and viral pathogens and study mechanisms of pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, pathogen transmission and drug resistance.

As one of the largest communities of microbiologists in Europe, the Institute of Microbiology and Infection offers unrivalled opportunities to build a research career. You will work closely with your supervisory team who will help you clarify your project and support your development. Your thesis will represent an original contribution to knowledge and demonstrate independent judgement.

For all you need to know about our staff, news, research areas and the impact of our research visit the Institute of Microbiology and Infection.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

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