Dr Clare Miller - Programme Leader
Dr Miller's research interests encompass a broad range of topics relevant to the field of microbiology. This includes using a range of microscopy techniques to visualise bacteria and study interactions between antimicrobial agents and bacterial cells. She is also interested in the dissemination of microbiological information, particularly bacteria and antibiotic resistance, through traditional and social media.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MSc Microbiology
How You Study
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
The School has links with NHS practitioners including consultant microbiologists and experts from other industries who regularly provide guest lectures as part of the taught modules.
Students can conduct practical work with industry-standard apparatus. Equipment and facilities available for students undertaking research projects include a cell culture suite, analytical chemistry instrumentation, protein purification equipment, a scanning electron microscope and real-time polymerase chain reaction equipment for the amplification and quantification of DNA samples.
This programme is linked with the Microbiology and Biotechnology research group at the University: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lifesciences/research/microbiologyandbiotechnology/.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
"Both challenging and nurturing, the MSc Microbiology at Lincoln is the perfect choice for anyone wishing to develop a career in this field."Dale Handley, MSc Microbiology graduate
The overall aim of the MSc Microbiology degree is to provide students with the chance to develop knowledge and practical skills in the cross-disciplinary applications of microbiology that are relevant to science and society. This includes the healthcare sector which is particularly interested in the control, treatment, and prevention of infectious disease, as well as environmental and ecological sectors which are interested in microbial communities, interactions, and processes in the environment. These sectors also have relevant industrial applications with a diverse range of career options that may be accessible to graduates from the MSc Microbiology.
The programme also looks to provide students with experience of undertaking microbiology-related research, in particular in relation to medical, environmental, or industrial microbiology. Course content is research-engaged and, in particular, students have the chance to undertake a period of independent scientific research.
This is designed to equip graduates with the necessary theoretical understanding, practical, research, professional, and transferable skills to undertake further postgraduate training (PhD level) or employment within academic research and in industrial, commercial, government, and environmental settings.
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