University of Kent
Research in the School of Biosciences revolves around understanding systems and processes in the living cell. It has a strong molecular focus with leading-edge activities that are synergistic with one another and complementary to the teaching provision.
Our Microbiology course provides research expertise and professional skills in contemporary microbiology, opening up a future career in academic research or in the health-care sector. You have the opportunity to conduct a research project in the field of bacteriology, medical and basic mycology, virology and parasitology. You gain a cross-disciplinary training from genetic engineering to drug development. Your research will contribute to a range of fields including Infectious diseases, Cellular architecture and dynamics and Industrial biotechnology.
You are based in a research lab and undertake research on a project agreed with your Research Supervisor (view our available research projects page). As this is a research-focused master’s course, you take an interactive approach to learning, rather than taking traditional lectures. Seminars, workshops and lab meetings enable you to gain an in-depth understanding of the field. A wide range of courses and workshops are available for your professional development as a research scientist.
Study for the MSc degree, a one-year research project (Full time), can also be undertaken as a two-year project (Part-time). In all our research degrees you undertake a single, focused, research project from day one, and attend only certain components of our transferable skills modules. Our research degree students are supervised by supervisory teams which comprise their main supervisor(s) as well as supervisory chairs that give independent advice on progression. The MSc culminates in the submission of a written research dissertation and oral viva voce examination. Additionally, you present your results at the annual Postgraduate Symposium in July.
Minimum 2:2 degree in a relevant subject. Acceptance of any candidate is at the discretion of the supervisor, following an interview.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.
Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, students who require a student visa to study cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision.