Taught course

Antimicrobial Resistance

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:1 BSc honours degree or equivalent in a relevant science, engineering or maths subject.

Applicants with professional experience may also be considered following an interview.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses an increasingly serious threat to global public health. It occurs when the microorganisms that cause infection survive exposure to a medicine that would normally kill them or stop their growth. But AMR is no longer a prediction for the future, it’s happening right now with drug resistant infections already causing up to 50,000 deaths each year in Europe and the US alone.

Now more than ever we need a better understanding of the global spread of resistance in order to limit the current and impending future threat. The development and spread of AMR is complex, making prevention and control equally challenging and requiring a multi-disciplinary approach. That’s why our experts behind the University of Sheffield's multimillion pound Florey Institute have developed the MSc Antimicrobial Resistance programme to train the healthcare workers, policy makers and scientists of tomorrow.

If you have a strong interest in infectious disease, antibiotics and their use in healthcare and infection control then this course will prepare you for an exciting career in this area. The Antimicrobial Resistance MSc will give you hands-on training and a real-world insight into the different approaches used to tackle the global threat of AMR.

Teaching
You’ll learn through a mixture of working in a research laboratory, lectures, seminars, workshops and small-group discussions.

Assessment
Assessment includes, but is not limited to, a project report, examinations, essays and a portfolio.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with minimum of 6 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
linda.harris@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 114 222 2750