Middlesex University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: The Institute of Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) (Taught)

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Course summary

Overview Microbiology is the study of the millions of micro-organisms with which we share our world, dealing with those that cause disease and making use of those of benefit to us. It's a fascinating subject as identifying dangerous microbes, stopping their spread and treating their effects is vital and often life-saving work. This is a particularly pertinent subject to consider studying in light of the global pandemic and prospective diseases and zoonosis that are increasingly prevalent. Why study MSc Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) at Middlesex University? This course has a strong practical element, with an emphasis on developing the skills needed in a laboratory and gaining hands-on experience of diagnostic techniques. You will be able to study and learn within the University's specialist laboratories which include a microbiology lab, a modern, well-equipped cell culture facility and cutting-edge equipment such as MALDI-TOF mass spectrometers and flow cytometers. The Biomedical Science courses at Middlesex have a burgeoning international reputation and the University's strong links with London hospital laboratories and Public Health England ensures that you will be studying the latest developments, practices and research. Our Centre for Investigative and Diagnostic Oncology has pioneered techniques for cancer diagnosis and treatment, including our breakthrough in the development of a vaccine for bladder cancer.

Modules

Modules Infectious Agents (15 credits) - Compulsory Human Infectious Disease (15 credits) - Compulsory Control of Infectious Disease (15 credits) - Compulsory Laboratory Diagnosis and Safety (15 credits) - Compulsory Advanced Bioanalytical Techniques (15 credits) - Compulsory Biomedical Ethics and Law (15 credits) - Compulsory Experimental Design & Statistics (15 credits) - Compulsory Leadership and Management (15 credits) - Compulsory Research Project (60 credits) - Compulsory

Assessment method

As well as submitting written work and giving presentations, you’ll complete online quizzes, carry out literature searches and undertake your own independent study in your spare time. For your dissertation, you'll design, conduct, evaluate and present the results of your own independent and original research project in a clinical or laboratory setting, subject to availability in light of the ongoing global pandemic. Where laboratory based dissertations are unavailable the university are able to offer a range of alternatives. You can base your project at your workplace if you’re in relevant employment. You will present your finding through a 15,000 word report and a presentation to your tutors and fellow students. The dissertation is accompanied by an experimental design and statistics module to hone your research skill

Professional bodies

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Entry requirements

We welcome applications from graduates with a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/biomedical-science-medical-microbiology We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)87With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9600 Year 1
Scotland £9600 Year 1
Wales £9600 Year 1
Channel Islands £9600 Year 1
EU £16800 Year 1
International £16800 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at:https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/biomedical-science-medical-microbiology
Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) at Middlesex University - UCAS