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MPhil / PhD Medical Microbiology

PhD / Doctoral.
University of Essex


in world overall ranking*


in local overall ranking*

About the course

The University of Essex's School of Life Sciences stands at the forefront of biological research, delving into areas from the microscopic scale of genes to the expansive complexity of ecosystems. With a team of experts specializing in molecular medicine, the school is actively engaged in unraveling the mysteries of hospital-acquired infections, antibiotic resistance, and the intricate interactions within the human microbiota. As a research student at Essex, students will be immersed in a vibrant research environment, receiving exceptional supervision and abundant opportunities for professional development, including access to Proficio funds to participate in conferences and training courses, fostering a well-rounded and deeply engaged academic experience.

What you might learn

While researching for your thesis, you will be able to access specialist support including attending seminars, writing boot camps and workshops. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to demonstrate academic leadership, creativity and innovation in your research work.

Career outcome

Upon graduating from this program, you may be employed in roles such as biotechnologist, research assistant, bioinformatician, academic, food technician, microbiologist, and etc. in companies including Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, ScienceDirect Publication, Novartis, Roche, and etc.

Study options

  • MPhil Medical Microbiology
    Duration: 3 years
  • PhD Medical Microbiology
    Duration: 4 years

Living Costs in Colchester**

(Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant)
£ 10 - 14

Rent per Month
(1 bedroom in City Centre)
£ 623 - 824

Rent per Month
(1 bedroom Outside of Centre)
£ 489 - 647

£ 3 - 5

Utilities per Month
(Electricity, Mobile & Internet)
£ 177 - 234

Average Salary***

*Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2020)


Tuition fees per year

£ 17,040



4 years

Upcoming Intakes

Sep 2020


+60 3 5634 3767


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