Postgraduate Taught Courses
Our School has an extensive range of high-quality taught Masters’ programmes, covering a range of specialist courses ‘from molecules to man’. We currently offer courses in Molecular Medical Microbiology, Microbiology and Immunology, Clinical Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics, Modernising Scientific Careers, Biological Photography and Integrative Human Physiology. We also offer distance-learning courses in Infection Science and Clinical Genetics as part of the NHS Modernising Scientific Careers training programme. In partnership with the School of Pharmacy, we are also introducing an innovative degree in Drug Discovery.
Each of our courses is designed to provide high-level teaching with a significant research element, leading to a substantive original research project.
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The Masters in Biological Photography and Imaging has been run for over 10 years. It is the only course of its kind currently offered in the UK. It was developed after recognising the importance that images have in the biological sciences. In a fast-moving society, the professional imager also has a powerful role in the way science is communicated to the world. Ideal for students wishing to pursue a career in professional imaging [...]
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The MSc in Clinical Microbiology aims to provide training in theoretical and practical aspects of medical microbiology and infectious diseases, with particular emphasis on laboratory diagnosis, patient management and infection control. Students will gain basic and advanced knowledge of important viral, bacterial and parasitic infections and how these infections are diagnosed and treated in the clinic [...]
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This exciting new MSc is designed to equip students with an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of drug discovery, integrating teaching in chemistry and biology to develop graduates who have exceptional scientific understanding and a host of transferable skills. The course blends the two fundamental disciplines underpinning drug delivery, and provides students with the opportunity [...]
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The MSc in Immunology and Allergy is a one-year full time course designed to provide training in the theoretical and practical aspects of modern immunology with some emphasis on Allergy. The course is suitable for graduates in life sciences, Biomedical Sciences and allied subjects as well as people who are already employed in related fields, who wish to improve and update their knowledge and gain valuable research experience [...]
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This course – the only one of its kind in the UK – offered by the School of Life Sciences promotes the importance of an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to studying fundamental physiological aspects of human health and disease. This approach combines state-of-the-art physiological and metabolic methodologies with relevant molecular biology to answer questions of clinical relevance [...]
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The MSc course in Microbiology and Immunology was set up to enhance the training of scientists studying the interactions between microbes and the immune system, and for those students wishing to enter a research career and gain high level skills in Microbiology and Immunology. The course aims to provide training in theoretical and practical aspects of microbiology and immunology, with particular emphasis on molecular techniques and the interactions at the interface between microbes and the immune system [...]
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This course seeks to provide students with detailed knowledge of the genetics involved in pathogenicity, from the regulation of microbial virulence determinants to the mutations arising within humans, as well as explaining the current methodologies used in both diagnostic services and research. Practical skills in molecular techniques will also be developed during the course. By the time students have completed the MSc, they will also have developed vital transferable skills and the ability to critically analyse information [...]
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The MSc course in Molecular Medical Microbiology was set up to enhance the training of biomedical scientists pursuing a career in diagnostic medicine, and for those students wishing to enter a research career and gain high level skills in Molecular Medical Microbiology. The course aims to provide training in theoretical and practical aspects of medical microbiology with particular emphasis on molecular biological techniques [...]
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We contribute to the teaching on this exciting course run by the School of Clinical Sciences, which provides healthcare professionals with knowledge and skills in the fields of sports medicine, exercise physiology, nutrition and the management of sports injuries and illnesses. From our academics, students learn the science that underpins the practice of sports medicine and exercise physiology [...]
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