Taught course

Clinical Microbiology

University of Nottingham · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject; applicants with a 2:2 (or international equivalent) may be considered on an individual basis

Clinical Microbiology Research Methods (10 credits); Research Project (60 credits) and the following taught modules: Introduction to Molecular Microbiology (10 credits); Infection Control & Public Health (10 credits); Viral Pathogenesis & Infection (10 credits); Prevention & Treatment of Infection (20 credits); Diagnostic Microbiology & Laboratory Methods (10 credits); Advanced Clinical Microbiology (40 credits).

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Clinical Microbiology aims to provide training in theoretical and practical aspects of medical microbiology and infectious diseases, with particular emphasis on laboratory diagnosis, patient management and infection control.

You will gain basic and advanced knowledge of important viral, bacterial and parasitic infections and learn how these infections are diagnosed and treated by clinicians.

Students completing the course will acquire relevant transferable skills incuding data management, interpretation and presentation:- time management and organisation:- and effective verbal and written communication skills. In addition, the students' analytical and creative thinking skills will also be improved.

The course has full accreditation of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, which is an acknowledgement of the quality and relevance of the course to individuals employed as biomedical scientists. If you are already employed and state-registered as a Grade 1 Biomedical Scientist the course is likely to enhance your career progression by improving your promotion prospects.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Life Sciences web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations45
Written coursework / continuous assessment45
Dissertation10 (2000 words)

Course contact details

+44 (0)115 823 0775