Taught course

Clinical and Molecular Microbiology

University of Nottingham · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

2:1 - upper second class UK honours bachelor degree (or international equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Clinical and Molecular Microbiology course is ideal for biomedical scientists pursing a career in diagnostic medicine, or students wishing to enter a research career and gain high-level skills in molecular medical microbiology.

You can choose to study this course full-time for one year or part-time for two years. We welcome applications from home, EU and international students.

The course aims to provide training in theoretical and practical aspects of medical microbiology with a focus on clinical methods for diagnosis and patient management and molecular biological techniques in research and diagnostic labs. You will gain basic and advanced knowledge of important viral, bacterial and parasitic infections and how these infections are diagnosed and treated in the clinic.

Information for international students

IELYS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559