Taught course

Molecular Medical Microbiology

University of East London · School of Health, Sports and Bioscience - HSB

Entry requirements

For entry to this programme, students are required to have qualifications equivalent to a honours degree from a UK university in a subject with a significant component of microbiology relevant subject or experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme equips you with both practical and theoretical knowledge of specialist areas of medical microbiology. The cutting edge of biology research is at the molecular level, using techniques such as genomics and proteomics, leading to increased understanding of how micro-organisms cause disease and how this knowledge can be applied therapeutically. This programme covers these areas in depth, together with training in research skills.

The MSc comprises the following core modules:

  • Bioinformatics;
  • Medical Microbiology - Control;
  • Medical Microbiology - Pathogenesis;
  • Research Skills;
  • Dissertation.

One year full time or two years part time for MSc and PG Diploma.
One year part time for PG Certificate.
Part time students take one optional module in semester A and one in semester B. In year two they take one optional module in semester A and the research skill module in semester B. The project is carried out in year 2.
Taught modules are delivered in a semesterised system, with semesters running from September to January and February to June. The research projects will run through the summer period.

Information for international students

For overseas students there is a requirement for an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher (or equivalent), TOEFL score of 650 or an equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
8 months
part time
16 months


full time
4 months
part time
8 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978