Microbiology is a fsacinating field to study at postgraduate level.
Masters courses in Microbiology vary from those training students to become Microbiologist, to students looking to research a topic in Microbiology to giving those working in Medicine and Healthcare a greater understanding of the role of Microbiology in illness.
There are plenty of excellent Microbiology Masters Degree Courses available to study in the UK and Europe – here’s our top 10*.
Cost: £8,337 for UK and EU students / £ 27,828 for international students.
What You Will Study: The first year of the PhD program results in an MPhil by Research at the University of Cambridge. Undertaken on a full-time basis in one-year recent research topics have included the Biochemistry of Photosynthesis; Molecular Evolution of Photosynthetic Microorganisms and Plasmodium and the Regulation of Virulence and Biofilm Formation by Pathogenic Bacteria.
Cost: £7,730 per year for UK and EU students / £23,950 per year for international students.
What You Will Study: Students at the University of Oxford participate in part of a research group into one of five research areas, one of which is Microbiology and Systems Biology. Students usually complete their research two years with full-time study, however, if a student has appropriate research experience they may complete their research in one year.
Cost: CHF 580 per semester for all students.
What You Will Study: This course at ETH Zurich in Switzerland is taught in English and takes two years with full-time study to complete. Modules include Systems Biology of Metabolism, Microbial Biochemistry, and Technologies in Molecular Microbiology.
Cost: £12,750 total cost for UK and EU students / £25,610 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: Students at UCL can complete this MSc in Infection and Immunity in one year studying full time or in two to five years studying part time. Modules focus on Infection and Immunity with a Microbiological focus and include topics such as Tropical Microbiology and Molecular Virology.
Cost: £10,800 for UK and EU students / £28,000 for international students.
What You Will Study: This Masters by Research at Imperial College London is usually completed with full-time study in one year. Research themes can include Bacterial Physiology and Pathogenesis and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).
Cost: £14,700 total cost for all students.
What You Will Study: This part-time online course at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland takes three years to complete and modules include Laboratory Practice in Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics of Infection.
Cost: No tuition fee for Danish and EU students / €29,560 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: This two-year program at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark is studied on a full-time basis in English. Modules include The Human Microbiome, Marine Microbiology and Virology, and Applied Microbiology.
Cost: £11,480 for all UK and EU students studying full time / £24,500 for all international students studying full time.
What you will study: This MSc provides comprehensive knowledge and practical training in the spread of microorganisms, disease causation and diagnosis and treatment of pathogens significant to public health. It can be studied full time over one year or part time over two years.
Cost: £12,300 for all UK and EU students / £25,500 total cost for all international students.
What You Will Study: Students at King’s College London gain a wide range of practical skills and an understanding of the theory an array of scientific fields including Microbiology. The course takes one year to complete with full-time study or sixteen months with part-time study.
Cost: £10,000 total cost for all UK and EU students / £23,000 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: This MSc in Medical Microbiology at the University of Manchester is completed in one year with full-time study or in two years with part-time study. It is aimed at students with a background in Microbiology, Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacology and provides the training to become Microbiologists.