Antimicrobial resistance is an urgent threat to healthcare around the world. St George’s is one of the first universities to offer a unique specialist pathway to support important research in this area.

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  One year, full time

Please apply by 30 June for your best chance to secure a place on this course

  Study location: St George’s, University of London

Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing humanity. St George’s boasts a renowned heritage in this field, constantly developing new and innovative ways to diagnose, prevent and treat numerous diseases. Edward Jenner, the ‘father of immunology’ who successfully performed the first vaccination against smallpox, was based at St George’s. More recently, our research has included a focus on tuberculosis, malaria and HIV in low and middle-income countries.

This pathway will give you the opportunity to study antimicrobial resistance, with a focus on healthcare impact, genetic technologies and interventions to reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Specific topics will include AMR in tuberculosis, MRSA, sexually transmitted infections and HIV. There will be an opportunity to learn bioinformatics techniques and the enormous impact that genetics is having on understanding epidemiology, selection and evolution of AMR pathogens. There will be a series of sessions focusing on strategies to reduce AMR, such as rapid diagnostics, stewardship, dosing, new drugs, vaccines and phage.

This course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience for a rewarding career in biomedical science or to progress on to a fulfilling research degree such as a PhD. 


  • Excellent Image Resource and Biomedical Research facilities to help you develop strong research knowledge and skills
  • Shared campus with St George’s Hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK
  • Expertise in clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research within the university and the hospital

 Tuition Fees*

2020 UK/EU:

Full-time MSc: £13,250

2020 Non-EU (international):

Full-time MSc: £23,000

Fees are reviewed annually in line with St George's tuition fee policy.

Funding your study

We have a range of funding opportunities available for students.

Students may be eligible for:

  • A Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,906. Find out more information about Postgraduate Loans at Fees and Funding
  • A Career Development Loan, for more information visit
  • Alumni discount. If you're a former St George's student you can qualify for an additional 10% discount from this course. Learn more


Last Updated: Thursday, 25 July 2019 10:01