MSc
2021 start

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

Designed in collaboration with the NHS, throughout your course you’ll learn about the latest clinical practice in the fast-moving area of antimicrobial resistance. Guest lectures from experts in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, and public health policy introduce you to the different approaches that are being used to overcome this global threat

You’ll get hands-on in the lab with modules led by our scientists and clinicians to address basic biological problems in understanding the breadth of host-pathogen interaction.

The biggest part of the course is the Research Project in Antimicrobial Resistance. Here you’ll spend three months researching an area of your choice that matches your future career aspirations and may include microbiology and host-pathogen interactions, public health, or drug discovery and new therapies. Some students may have the opportunity to complete their research project with the NHS.

Intercalation

We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the Medical School's website.

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Modules

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The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Teaching

Our masters courses give you a solid grounding in experimental science, with personal supervision and tutorials by experienced scientists, based in modern, well-equipped labs, leading to a project in which you design and conduct your own research. You will learn cutting edge science from research leaders, and gain practice in reading scientific literature and writing reports.

Assessment

Assessment is based on a combination of coursework, project work, formal examinations and a dissertation.

Duration

  • 1 year full-time

Your career

This course is designed to equip students with the specialist knowledge and transferable skills to pursue careers in public health, with the NHS or similar organisations around the world, policy making for NGOs or in industry, consultancy, and in research scientist or infection control roles for biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies. It’s also great preparation for a PhD.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent university qualification in molecular biology or a related subject (eg biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, and microbiology).

We also accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies.

Candidates with professional experience may also be considered following interview.

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

International pathway programmes

If you're an international student and don’t meet our entry requirements, we offer a Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering programme through the University of Sheffield International College. The programme develops your knowledge of your chosen subject, introduces you to vital study skills and provides additional support to reach the English language level for the course, should you need it.

Once you complete your Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University of Sheffield.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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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

mbb-pgt-apply@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 2750

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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