What will I learn?

This course provides you with opportunities to study advanced principles of the metabolism and genetics of microbes, microbes involved in clinical health and the natural environment and infectious diseases. Further studies specialise in modern genomics and infectious disease diagnosis. Practical work forms a large proportion of your learning to ensure that you have extensive skills for employment or research and there is an emphasis on developing knowledge and understanding such that you acquire the skills, qualities and attributes expected by employers or for postgraduate research. There are a wide range of career opportunities within microbiology. You will work with leading academics on your course, so you will have gained important academic and professional skills necessary to help you obtain employment in this field. At the end of the course, you will also have developed many transferable skills that will make you more attractive to potential employers in related areas of molecular bioscience and microbiology. You will gather together relevant practical skills throughout laboratory classes producing a training record.

This can be presented to potential employers as proof of competence in a laboratory setting. It also provides you with experience of managing what is essentially a personal development portfolio, which is now a standard tool for monitoring progression and performance in a scientific career as well as out in the sector. The University's Employability Team has an enviable reputation for helping our graduates find employment and offers individual consultations. Sessions are available to all students at NTU on CV writing and interview technique. The Sandwich-route course offers you the opportunity to take a one-year placement or several smaller placements. If you start you’re this course in September/October then you will complete your placement following your taught modules and research project. If you start in January you will complete one term of taught modules and your project then go one placement before returning to NTU for your final term of modules. To qualify for the additional qualification of Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice (PGDIPP) you must submit a work placement portfolio which includes a placement diary, reflective report and updated CV, as well as deliver an oral presentation on your placement experience.

Which department am I in?

School of Science and Technology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (US$ 18,092) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

September 2019, January 2020

Venue

Clifton Campus

Nottingham Trent University,

Clifton Lane,

Nottingham,

NG11 8NS, England

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
Fee is £14,500 + £1,385.

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

Start date

September 2019, January 2020

Venue

Clifton Campus

Nottingham Trent University,

Clifton Lane,

Nottingham,

NG11 8NS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a grade point average of 3.2 (2.1) and 2.8 (2.2) are considered for entry to masters degree. IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

Students should have an IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

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About this uni

Nottingham Trent University was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, and 89% of students are highly satisfied with their experience.

  • ‘University of the Year’ - Times Higher Education Awards 2017
  • Investment of over GBP 420 million across its campuses
  • 24-hour security in all University buildings
  • High employment rates - 96% students find job within 6 months