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A Master of Science represents one of the highest levels of study in a field, with a doctorate generally the only degree higher. Depending on the institution, a master’s degree may qualify you for teaching.

What is an MSc in Microbiology? While biology is the study of living beings as a whole, microbiology is concentrated on microscopic organisms. Bacteria, fungi, protists, and, in some cases, viruses are part of the organisms studied. This field also examines nucleic acid in the form of DNA or RNA sequences and mainly observes cultured microorganisms. Some programs may allow specializations in your degree such as industrial, environmental, or medical microbiology.

You can typically expect to develop your skills as a researcher in a Master of Science program. This ability can assist you on the job and in finding information in everyday life. Academic writing and laboratory skills are improved as well.

The cost of a program is an area of concern for many prospective students, but there are generally affordable options available. Because the exact price may vary significantly from university to university, it is best to contact your institution’s financial department directly.

Microbiology is a field that scientists are just beginning to understand because less than 1 percent of microbes are easily cultivated in lab settings. Immunologists, food technologists, and pharmacologists often use their microbiology degrees to advance their industries. If you are interested in laboratory work, there are typically many research scientist positions available to graduates. Businesses as varied as beer breweries and cancer prevention centers involve the management of microorganisms.

If you are interested in studying for your Master in Microbiology, you can typically find an education option that fits your situation. Most courses of study have both a part-time and full-time schedule available online for prospective students. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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5 Results in Microbiology

Joseph Ayo Babalola University

Masters of Science in Microbiology (M.Sc.) ... [+]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT FOR MASTERS PROGRAMME

Candidates for Master degree programmes must possess the following:

Five ‘O’ level credits in relevant subjects including English and Mathematics at not more than two sittings. First degree in the cognate field from Joseph Ayo Babalola University or any other recognized University with a minimum of Second Class Honours, or Postgraduate Diploma in the cognate area from any recognized Institution with a CGPA not less than 4.0 on 5 point scale. Candidates for admission into M.Sc. Food Science and Technology, who must obtain a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Agriculture, Engineering or any other related disciplines, may be considered but such a Candidate will be required to make up for deficiencies, as appropriate. ACA, ACCA, ACIB, ACII, CAN etc. may also be considered for admission into PGD Accounting For M.Sc. Business Administration, a Graduate with a B.Sc. degree in Insurance and Actuarial Science may be considered for M.Sc. Business Administration with an option in Insurance and Risk Management. PGD (Arch) are qualified for the Masters of Science in Architecture (M.Sc. Arch) degree programme. A candidate other than the graduate of JABU must produce evidence of industrial Training totalling a minimum period of six months. Candidates would be required to take an oral or written interview METHOD OF APPLICATION ... [-]
Nigeria Ilesa
March 2019
Full-time
Campus
Adekunle Ajasin University

M.Sc and Ph.D in Microbiology with the following specializations: Industrial Microbiology option; Environmental Microbiology option; Medical Microbiology option; Ph.D (in ... [+]

DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

M.Sc and Ph.D in Microbiology with the following specializations:

Industrial Microbiology option Environmental Microbiology option Medical Microbiology option Ph.D (in all areas of Microbiology) Admission Requirements:

For the M.Sc. Degree a good honours degree in Microbiology or related fields but not below Second Class Lower Division. The related fields like Agriculture, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Food Science, Public Health, Pharmacy and Medicine. Where necessary, undergraduate deficiency may have to be made up by offerings remedial courses without credit.

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Nigeria Nigeria Online
March 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

A three-year, part-time, online postgraduate programme taught entirely online. Aimed at junior doctors currently undergoing, or about to undertake, specialty training in ... [+]

Programme description

This new three-year, part-time, online postgraduate programme leads to the degree of Masters of Science in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CMID).

Aimed at junior doctors currently undergoing, or about to undertake, speciality training in an infection discipline, this programme is open to trainees in the UK and worldwide.

This degree will also be attractive to those who have completed their training but wish to fulfill continuing medical education requirements or those who wish to obtain a formal qualification in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

The programme is aligned with JRCPTB and RCPath training in infection disciplines: Combined Infection Training and Higher Specialty Training in Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology and Medical Virology.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
Open Enrollment
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online
Lund University

This programme offers a highly competitive education in modern microbiology. It gives a broad foundation of knowledge and generally important skills in microbiology and m ... [+]

The programme offers a highly competitive education in modern microbiology. It gives a broad foundation of knowledge and generally important skills in microbiology and molecular biology. Within the programme, you can specialise further according to your own preferences, towards for example medical microbiology, biotechnology, or cellular or molecular microbiology. Knowledge about microbes and their diversity, physiology and genetics, as well as modern tools to study them are important and highly relevant for work or research in molecular biology, infectious diseases, and ecology, as well as for the exploration of microbes, for example, to produce bulk and fine products, food and pharmaceuticals, and for use in environmental biotechnology.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Helsinki

All life on earth is based on microbes. Microbial processes run global nutrient cycles. Present microbiological knowledge is applied in medicine, in the industry and in f ... [+]

How to avoid microbial spoilage of food?

All life on earth is based on microbes. Microbial processes run global nutrient cycles. Present microbiological knowledge is applied in medicine, in the industry and in food production. With techniques based on microbiology and microbial biotechnology, we may even apply methods to save the environment. If you want to know more about microbes and the biotechnological applications and learn what research techniques are used to study viruses, bacteria and other microbes, the Master's Programme of Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology are for you.

Goal of the pro­gramme

Why are microbes the most important group of organisms on our planet? How is knowledge of microbiology applied in medicine and industry, or in food production? What research techniques are used to study viruses, bacteria and other microbes? These are important questions, and you can find answers to these and many others in the study of Microbiology and microbial biotechnology.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus