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Microbiology degrees abroad

Microbiology is the study of living organisms that are too small to see with the naked eye, including bacteria, fungi, yeasts and viruses. These tiny microbes are vital in understanding life on Earth, including human and animal disease, food production and the environment.

As a microbiologist, you could work on fighting infectious diseases across the world by developing new vaccines or combating pests and diseases in crops. You could also help make use of microorganisms in genetic engineering and other modern biotechnologies.

Programs in microbiology are available at universities, colleges and science schools all over the world. It’s possible to study abroad at bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate levels, and going to university in another country is a great way to stand out from your peers by gaining a unique perspective on the subject.

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Microbiology program structure

At undergraduate level you can earn a BSc in microbiology over three or four years, depending on the program and where you’re studying. Some universities, particularly in the UK, offer an MBiol (Master of Biology), that you can study as an undergraduate. It combines a bachelor’s and master’s program, and takes an extra year to complete.

If you are a graduate with a degree in microbiology or a related degree, you can study a master’s (MSc) over one or two years. If you want to gain a PhD microbiology, most doctorate research programs take up to six years to complete.

Microbiology is a largely laboratory based subject, so you will spend a lot of time in practical lab classes. You’ll also be taught through lectures, small group tutorials, seminars and computer workshops. Your learning will usually be assessed by a mixture of written exams and coursework, which can include lab reports, essays, presentations and data exercises.

The program content and structure will be unique for each university, and you’ll be able to select some of the modules you study yourself. Here’s some of the common subjects you may study on a microbiology degree program:

  • Biology of organisms
  • Evolution
  • Cell biology and genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Bacterial physiology
  • Virology
  • Immunology
  • Biotechnology
  • Research skills for microbiology

Microbiology study abroad programs

Microbiology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in microbiology

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    Microbiology - BSc Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,064 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,444 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Biomedical Sciences: Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology - BSc/BSc (Hons) University of Saskatchewan, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,217 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,983 CAD

    Start date
    July, September, January, May
    Show program overview about Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
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    Biological Sciences: Microbiology and Biotechnology - BSc DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    43,665 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 43,665 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Biological Sciences: Microbiology - BSc California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,800 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Biological Sciences: Microbiology and Biomedical Lab Sciences (STEM) - BS California State University, East Bay, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,509 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,509 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Associate in microbiology

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    Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology - ASOT Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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Microbiology graduate programs

Master's in microbiology

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    Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology (MSc) - MSc The University of British Columbia, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,896 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,500 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Microbiology and Immunology - MSc University of Ottawa, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,112 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,440 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Medicine/Microbiology - Dual MD/MSc St. George's University, Grenada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    75,298 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 75,298 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Microbiology - MSc (Research) Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,584 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 38,002 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Microbiology (Advanced Practice) - MSc Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    11,211 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,000 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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Doctorate in microbiology

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    Microbiology - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,218 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    June, July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May
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    Microbiology - PhD University of Manitoba, Canada

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,430 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,859 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in microbiology

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    Science: Microbiology - PGDipSc University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,474 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,500 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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Future microbiology careers

There are a number of great career options you can explore once you’ve completed your degree in microbiology. Many graduates go on to work in health care, pharmaceuticals, food safety and forensic science, but the skills you learn can be used in other sectors like management and commerce.

Some roles you might consider as a microbiology graduate include:

  • Microbiologist
  • Food technologist
  • Clinical scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Academic researcher
  • Genome scientist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Medicinal chemist

Many universities offer work placements that allow you to gain first-hand experience. This could help you work out what career you want to pursue, and will look good on your CV when you start your job search.