Taught course

Medical Microbiology

University of Surrey · Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should usually possess at least a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject from an approved university.

Applications from candidates not possessing the qualifications mentioned above may be considered, depending on the length and quality of their experience, published works and recommendations from employers. Such candidates may be required to complete a qualifying assessment.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

This programme is intended for graduates already working in medical microbiology laboratories, or in a closely-related field, who want to enhance their understanding of the role of microorganisms in health and disease.

You will study the theoretical aspects of medical microbiology, which encompasses: the biological and pathogenic properties of microbes; their role in health and disease; the reactions of the host to infection; and the scientific basis for the detection, control and antimicrobial treatment of infectious disease.

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will possess a deeper knowledge of medical microbiology and highly developed management and research skills which will enhance your professional activities.

Our part-time day release MSc in Medical Microbiology is IBMS accredited and designed for those already working in the field who aspire to become leaders in their profession.

The programme will increase your scientific understanding of medical microbiology and develop your critical and analytical skills.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1483 682 222