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. Students must be in appropriate employment and will usually have at least one year of experience in this environment. 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. Selection is based upon a candidate’s application, references and an informal interview. In special circumstances, a student may be set work for assessment before being offered a place on the programme.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

This part-time day-release programme is intended for candidates with experience of working in a medical microbiology laboratory, in public health, the food industry or water authorities.

The programme has been designed to increase your scientific understanding of medical microbiology and develop your critical and analytical skills so that you may identify problems, formulate hypotheses, design experiments, acquire and interpret data, and draw conclusions. It will allow you to study theoretical aspects of medical microbiology encompassing 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 anti-microbial treatment of infectious disease.

Information for international students

IELTS min overall 7.0, IELTS min by component 6.5

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

01483 682 222