University of Sheffield

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 Institutehave 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.

Entry requirements

  • You need to have successfully completed at least three years of your current Medicine course before the start date of the intercalated masters degree
  • You need to have a three year average GPA of 4.0 out of 5.0 (where your course is graded differently we will consider equivalent grades)
  • If your GPA (or equivalent) is lower, we may still consider your application subject to successfully completing an interview
  • If you are an international student, you must also meet the course english language requirements as specified in the prospectus.

As an external student, please ensure you are eligible to be released for an intercalated masters degree by your university. Timelines and processes will vary by university.

Closing date

Most of our courses will accept applications up to May each year for intercalating students. This will vary depending on your circumstances and the capacity on our courses, therefore the sooner you apply, the sooner you could secure a place. You should also factor in any internal deadlines or processes with your university to confirm that you can be released to take an intercalated masters degree.