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MSc

Antimicrobial Resistance

Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science

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.
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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 Institute have 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.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Infectious Disease and Antimicrobials
  • AMR and Current Clinical Practice
  • Global Policy, Disease Control and New Therapies
  • Research and Communication across the Disciplines
  • Developing Communication Skills
  • Research Project in Antimicrobial Resistance

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.

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

A 2:1 BSc honours degree or equivalent in a relevant science, engineering or maths subject.

Applicants with professional experience may also be considered following an interview.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with minimum of 6 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

Linda.Harris@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 2750