Clinical Microbiology (PG Dip)

the United Kingdom

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The award
PG Dip

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 2950 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 5200 per year

All study options

About Clinical Microbiology at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

Course descriptionThe MSc in Clinical Microbiology is suitable for SpRs and scientists in Medical Microbiology in universities, NHS and HPA departments, and for others wishing to obtain a greater understanding of clinical microbiology. Many SpRs in Medical Microbiology attend the course on a day release basis to assist them in passing MRCPath.Course contentThe MSc and Diploma are broad-based, with extensive coverage of the following topics on a modular basis, conducted through lectures, seminars and practical work: Bacteriology and bacterial pathogenicity Virology Mycology Parasitology Bacterial structure, function and analysis Microbial disease – diagnosis, treatment and prevention Antimicrobials and chemotherapy Epidemiology and public health Hospital infection.AssessmentKnowledge and skills are assessed by a series of in course assignments throughout the course. Each is designed as a learning experience in different techniques as well as a test of knowledge. There are four or five assessments each year and they form approximately 25 per cent of the end of year marks. Assessment takes the form of examinations, posters, oral presentations, case reports, essays and scientific papers. The final examinations at the end of year one include a practical exam and a written paper. The final examinations at the end of year two include two written papers, a research project or dissertation and a viva.Entry requirementsIdeally you are a medical practitioner, but graduates in dentistry, veterinary medicine or science are considered provided they have suitable experience in microbiology. Students whose first language is not English must hold a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or TOEFL 610. Part-time applicants must hold an appointment or attachment in a microbiology department of a medical school or other institution in order to apply to either course. Full-time students will be attached to the Centre for Infectious Disease at Barts and The London (this is not a clinical attachment).

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2950 per yearInternational course feesGBP 5200 per year
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 10400 per yearInternational course feesGBP 19050 per year

Notes about fees for this course

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Entry requirements

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

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