School of Biological Sciences

Molecular Microbiology


Microbial colonies from an environmental water sample

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Bachelor of Science with Honours - BSc(Hons) in Molecular Microbiology

Prerequisites

The minimum internal requirements for acceptance is an average B+ grade in the relevant 300-level courses including BMSC 301 or equivalent.

Course Requirements

  • BIOL/BMSC430
  • MBIO 434
  • MBIO 489
  • 30 points from BIOL 400-429, 431-439, BMSC 403-406, BTEC 435, 436, MBIO 440

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Postgraduate Diploma of Science (PGDipSc) in Molecular Microbiology

This is a one year postgraduate qualification for students wanting a coursework qualification or for those not admitted to BSc (Hons) or MSc Part 1.

Prerequisites

Postgraduate diploma candidates must have previously completed a Bachelor's degree.  

Course Requirements

  • BIOL/BMSC 430
  • MBIO 434
  • 30 points from BIOL 400-429, 431-439, BMSC 403-406, BTEC 435, 436, MBIO 440

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Master of Science – MSc in Molecular Microbiology

Prerequisites

  • BIOL/BMSC 340
  • BMSC 301
  • BTEC 201
  • 20 points from BIOL 236, BIOL 334, BMSC 334, BTEC 301

Masters candidates must have previously completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with an average B+ grade or higher in their 300 level courses. Prospective students must also agree a thesis topic with a supervisor before enrolment in the programme.

Course Requirements

Part 1

  • BIOL/BMSC 430
  • MBIO 434
    • 30 points from BIOL 400-429, 431-439, BMSC 403-406, BTEC 435, 436, MBIO 440
  • MBIO 580 – research preparation

Part 2

  • MBIO 591 – thesis

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PhD in Molecular Microbiology

The PhD is the highest degree offered by the School of Biological Sciences. It is a research degree culminating in a thesis and usually takes three to four years of full time study to complete.

For more information on how to enrol in a PhD go to the Faculty of Graduate Research website.

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Academic Staff

The following staff work in this research area:

David Ackerley
Simon Davy
Ken Ryan
Joe Zuccarello

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Contact Information

For more information, please contact:  Dr Paul Teesdale-Spittle.

Download the Postgraduate Prospectus.

Students collecting environmental samples for microbial analysis


Electron micrograph of Mycobacterium smegmatis

RFLP profiling of a microbial community