Microbiology is at the forefront of protection against infectious diseases.
You’ll study microorganisms, the immune system, microbial virulence, disease states and response to infection.
Learn how vaccines protect animals and humans from infectious diseases. Discover the latest advances in vaccine development from your lecturers who are globally recognised experts.
You’ll focus on immunology, virology, parasitology, environmental microbiology, microbial biotechnology and microbial genomics. Study bacterial, fungal and viral infections.
Apply your knowledge in weekly laboratory practicals. Gain skills in specialist biomedical and molecular techniques used to diagnose and characterise infectious microbes and in the development of new diagnostics. Problem-based scenarios will enhance your analytical, research and communication skills.
The growth in biotechnology, aquaculture and emerging disease threats to plant, animal and human health globally has increased job opportunities for microbiologists. You’ll be equipped for roles in agriculture, environmental, chemical, pharmaceutical, medical, food processing and veterinary companies. Studying microbiology can lead to rewarding career opportunities in specialist areas such as forensics, biosecurity and quarantine in government agencies.
Or kickstart your career in research by progressing into a research-based honours degree.