What will I learn?

This course gives you a real-world insight into the approaches used to tackle the global threat of antimicrobial resistance and prepares you for an exciting career in this area. You'll receive hands-on training from our Florey Institute scientists, NHS clinicians and biotechnology industry experts.

Course description

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses an increasingly serious threat to global public health. It occurs when the microorganisms that cause infection survive exposure to a medicine that would normally kill them or stop their growth. But AMR is no longer a prediction for the future, it’s happening right now with drug resistant infections already causing up to 50,000 deaths each year in Europe and the US alone.

Now more than ever we need a better understanding of the global spread of resistance in order to limit the current and impending future threat. The development and spread of AMR is complex, making prevention and control equally challenging and requiring a multi-disciplinary approach. That’s why our experts behind the University of Sheffield's multimillion pound Florey Institutehave developed the MSc Antimicrobial Resistance programme to train the healthcare workers, policy makers and scientists of tomorrow.

If you have a strong interest in infectious disease, antibiotics and their use in healthcare and infection control then this course will prepare you for an exciting career in this area. The Antimicrobial Resistance MSc will give you hands-on training and a real-world insight into the different approaches used to tackle the global threat of AMR.

Teaching

You’ll learn through a mixture of working in a research laboratory, lectures, seminars, workshops and small-group discussions.

Assessment

Assessment includes, but is not limited to, a project report, examinations, essays and a portfolio.

Which department am I in?

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£22,600.00 (US$ 28,404) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2019

Venue

University of Sheffield

Western Bank,

Sheffield,

S10 2TN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold a good undergraduate four year bachelor degree and high grades in relevant individual subjects from an accredited university or college in the USA will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes. For entry to MBA students need a good four year bachelor degree from an accredited university or college in the USA and at least 3 years´ post-graduation work experience. They must be at least 25 years old by the time the programme starts. Students with a lower GPA and considerable work experience may be considered.

For international students

Students need to have: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with 6.0 in each other component, or equivalent; Cambridge C1 Advanced - overall score of 176 or above, with at least 162 in each component; Cambridge C2 Proficiency - overall score of 176 or above, with at least 162 in each component; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - overall score of 61 or above, with at least 51 in each component; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based test (IBT) - overall score of 88 or above, with at least 17 in Listening, 17 in Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.

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About this uni

Russell Group member, Sheffield, is a world top 100 university (QS 2019) and among the top 50 most international universities in the world (THE 2018).

  • Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world
  • Member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group
  • Number one students’ union in the UK for 10 years
  • Number one in the north of England for graduate employability