Microbiology and Immunology MSc at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

At Nottingham, we research to bring about positive change. Our innovative ideas are designed to work in the real world. Postgraduate students directly contribute to the impact of our research and are important to the work we do. You’ll be taught by active researchers in both areas with exposure to research groups in the University who are tackling the latest problems such as the Zika virus, Ebola and Antimicrobial resistance. Key topics that the course will cover include:

  • immunity
  • infections
  • medical microbiology
  • pathogens
  • the immune system
  • viruses
By studying this course, you will:
  • acquire basic and advanced knowledge of medical microbiology and immunology which will prepare you for future scientific research
  • gain direct experience of a variety of molecular biology, microbial and immunological techniques
  • train to carry out critical evaluation of published scientific papers, and understand the applicability of the techniques used and results obtained to a variety of related and unrelated scientific problems
  • study in greater depth one aspect of microbiology and/or immunology by conducting research and develop reporting and result interpretation skills through completion of a dissertation


You’ll have 120 credits of taught modules and undertake a 60 credit research project and dissertation. A full list of the modules is available below. For the research project, you’ll have a choice from topics provided by academics across multiple research areas such as microbiology, immunology, host-pathogen interaction, genetic engineering, microbial virulence, biotechnology, and biochemistry. Many students work on exciting novel research projects. Introduction to Medical Microbiology - 15 credits Immunity and the Immune System - 10 credits Viral Pathogenesis and Infection - 15 credits Bacterial Pathogenesis and Infections - 15 credits Innate Immune Recognition - 15 credits Core Research Methods: Transferable Research Skills - 15 credits Core Research Methods: Molecular Techniques - 15 credits Therapeutic Immunology - 15 credits Research project - 60 credits

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the topic being studied but you can expect: examinations delivered electronically (multiple choice, multiple response and extended matching questions); written examinations; oral presentations; essays; poster preparation; dissertation

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject. The course is also offered to medical and veterinary graduates wishing to pursue a career in immunology or microbiology; applicants with a 2.2 (or international equivalent) may be considered on an individual basis. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0(no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For fee information, see www.nottingham.ac.uk/fees
Microbiology and Immunology MSc at University of Nottingham - UCAS