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What will I learn?

Learn about the application of contemporary microbiology in health, food biosecurity and environmental sustainability to help address the world’s biggest challenges.

Biosciences research has a huge impact on helping people live longer and healthier lives. With the World Economic Forum identifying healthcare as one of the top 10 Global Challenges for 2030, there is a growing demand for specialists in this field.

This course provides you with a broad understanding of the molecular basis of biological systems, with a focus on microbes and their role in disease, developing new medicines, improving food biosecurity and environmental sustainability.

Specialise in microbiology

Microbes present global challenges, such as the rise in antibiotic resistance, as well as opportunities, such as in food biosecurity or human health. We'll equip you with the skills and knowledge to help harness the power of microbes to address these issues.

  • You’ll be based primarily within the Infection and Immunity research group at Bath where you’ll work with researchers at the forefront of microbial research, strengthening your ability to work as a scientist.
  • You’ll focus on the molecular principles underlying the biology of microorganisms, including their epidemiology, pathogenicity, virulence in the context of medicine, public health or agricultural biosecurity.

Who is this course for?

This course is for you if you’ve graduated from any bioscience, medical, veterinary or related discipline and you’re interested in specialising in a career within the field of molecular microbiology.

Career prospects

You’ll graduate with the specialist knowledge and employability skills for a career in further research, such as a PhD, or roles in academic, clinical, industrial or commercial sectors anywhere in the world. Recent examples of graduate roles include a Healthcare Scientist, an Analyst, a Production Technician and an Agricultural Engineer.

Which department am I in?

Biology and Biochemistry

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£26,700.00 (US$ 36,749) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Application deadline

30 June 2022

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

University of Bath

Claverton Down,

Bath,

Bath And North East Somerset,

BA2 7AY, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have at least three years of full-time, post-graduation work experience with evidence of career progression; 2:1 or above undergraduate degree or international equivalent. English language requirement: You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

For international students

You should have a first or strong second-class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent. To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in any biosciences, medical, biomedical-based subject, such as biosciences, medical, veterinary, biotechnology, life sciences, pharmacy or pharmacology or technology. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components; The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element; TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Bath

The University of Bath offers its students a world-class education, with excellent facilities in an idyllic location.

  • Ranked 8th in Guardian University Guide 2022
  • Based in Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 30% of its student population is international
  • Offers four sets of scholarships to international students