Microbiology (MSc)

University of Kent the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 Months

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full-time

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About Microbiology at University of Kent

Location: Canterbury


Our Microbiology course provides research expertise, with a strong molecular focus with leading-edge activities that are synergistic with one another and complementary to the teaching provision. And professional skills in contemporary microbiology, opening up a future career in academic research or in the health-care sector. 

Reasons to study Microbiology at Kent
  • Research in the School of Biosciences focuses on biological processes at the molecular and cellular level and spans the disciplines of genetics, biochemistry, biotechnology and biomedical research.
  • Conduct a research project in the field of bacteriology, medical and basic mycology, virology and parasitology. Gain cross-disciplinary training from genetic engineering to drug development.
  • Your research will contribute to a range of fields including Infectious diseasesCellular architecture and dynamics and Industrial biotechnology
  • Gain research expertise and professional skills in contemporary microbiology, opening up a future career in academic research or in the health-care sector.
  • We offer a wide range of Master’s research projects for you to choose from. Find one to suit you from our projects for September 2022.
  • Our academic staff are leading experts in microbiology, ensuring you receive the best possible supervision. Find out about the staff who are open to supervising research students, together with their research interests.
  • The School is among the best-funded departments of its kind in the UK, and our well-equipped laboratories provide an excellent environment for both teaching and research.

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
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Notes about fees for this course

Full Time UK/EU: TBC EUR | Full Time Overseas: TBC EUR | Part Time UK/EU: TBC EUR | Part Time Overseas: N/A

Entry requirements

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What students think about University of Kent

    Inspirational teaching - Patrique Tanque from Brazil is studying for a BSc in Forensic Chemistry.

    “Choosing Kent was an easy decision. The forensic programmes are ranked among the best in the UK and have a high graduate employment rate.

    “The teachers bring fresh ideas and up-to-date materials from real cases to enrich the lectures. They are keen to help out and always make sure we are getting plenty of support.

    “I was very fortunate to be awarded an International Scholarship, which meant I could dedicate myself to my studies.”

    Academic excellence - Stephanie Bourgeois from France is studying for a BSc in Biochemistry.

    “I like the approach to teaching here; academics are happy to answer questions and to interact with students. I find the lectures very motivational, they pique your curiosity and for me the exciting bit is going to the library and pursuing the things you are interested in.

    “The lecturers at Kent are excellent. You get to know them well and, as you move through the course, they are able to guide you towards projects, ideas or career paths that they think you will like.”

    Specialist research - Sally Gao from China is studying for a PhD in Electronic Engineering.

    “I have been very lucky with my supervisor, Professor Yong Yan, who is a world-class expert and the first IEEE Fellow in the UK in instrumentation and measurement.

    “Professor Yong Yan has helped me to become a better researcher. I am inspired by his novel ideas and constructive suggestions. Under his supervision, my confidence has grown through such milestones as my first set of experiments, writing my first research paper and attending my first conference.”

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