Microbiology is the study of living organisms that are too small to be visible with the naked eye, including bacteria, fungi and viruses. Our course in Medical Microbiology focuses on the ways in which these microbes affect our health, and the importance of microbiology in medicine.The study of medical microbiology requires expertise in a range of areas, such as immunology, genetics, biochemistry and cell biology, which we'll train you in throughout your degree. You’ll be introduced to topics affecting health on a global scale, such as how pathogens like Ebola virus and bird flu emerge, how bacterial develop resistance to antibiotics and how infectious agents hide from the immune response. There’s a focus on practical and analytical training in microbiological and molecular techniques, including the chance to carry out an extended medical microbiology-themed research project in your final year. These experiences will equip you for a wide range of future careers in scientific and health research, and beyond.