Antimicrobial Resistance MSc/PGCert

Study level: Postgraduate
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These courses aim to produce, skilled practitioners, researchers, and change-makers to lead the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and influence strategies in infection control to improve patient outcomes and global health.

Year of entry

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

Study mode

Full-time

Duration

1 year full-time
4 months full-time (PGCert)
20 months full-time with professional experience

Course code

HLST286 (MSc)
HLST287 (MSc with prof experience)
HLST288 (PGCert)

Start date

May 2024


Course overview

These courses aim to produce, skilled practitioners, researchers, and change-makers to lead the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and influence strategies in infection control to improve patient outcomes and global health.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that failure to address AMR means that by 2050 the global burden may reach 350 million deaths a year. Consequently, there is an urgent need for specific training and development of healthcare postgraduates and professionals in how to tackle AMR to prevent cross-infection and outbreaks, monitor AMR and increase public awareness.

These courses aim to:

  • Develop your in-depth awareness and training in: global infection prevention and control practice and antimicrobial stewardship; antimicrobial resistance mechanisms; novel antimicrobial developments; and research into how AMR arises and spreads.
  • Offer rigorous training and practice in the research, analytical, evaluative and presentation skills valued in an independent professional laboratory scientist specialising in the epidemiology and analysis of antimicrobial resistance. 
  • Allow you to develop creativity, leadership and management and to practise and enhance a range of transferrable skills to enhance employability, including: communication skills; independence; digital competence; teamworking; organisation; time-management; problem-solving; evaluation and implementation of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship strategies; professionalism; reflective practice; global perspective; leadership; conflict resolution; adaptability; interpersonal skills.  
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Why you should study this course

These courses provide the relevant knowledge and skills to enable further focus and career progression within the field of AMR. As a result, they are aimed at both UK and overseas bioscience graduates wishing to continue their studies, specialising in AMR mechanisms, policies and procedures, research, and influencing public behaviour, and at practising healthcare professionals wishing to specialise in AMR management. 

You’ll be taught by an experienced teaching team, some of which have worked in NHS laboratories as scientists or doctors (staff may be subject to change). They can bring their professional and research expertise into their teaching through case studies as the basis for problem-based learning activities. 

There is a focus on developing laboratory and other scientific skills, giving you the opportunity to learn key microbiological and molecular experimental techniques and develop essential experimental, data handling and reporting skills. Our multi-million pound Alison Gingell Building features a suite of analytical and biological laboratories where you can gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge industry techniques. Other scientific skills, such as literature research, information technology, bioinformatics, data processing and the use of statistics are integrated into the course. 

The Antimicrobial Resistance with Professional Experience MSc2 is an extended programme that provides you with the option to apply for a 6-8 month professional experience with an external organisation or participate in supervised campus-based roles. While all students are assured of a professional experience placement which may be campus-based, the range of opportunities available varies from year to year. Some are also competitive and selective, so it is not possible to guarantee a specific professional experience. Students on Antimicrobial Resistance MSc with Professional Experience are assisted to apply for, and secure, professional experience opportunities during their first two semesters of study by our Talent Team and the course director2.

A standalone Postgraduate Certificate Antimicrobial Resistance in Healthcare is also offered. This provides an academic understanding of antimicrobial resistance, infection prevention and control, and antimicrobial stewardship.  It is intended to offer this certificate in person and online to suit a range of student and healthcare professional needs. Those who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate may then top-up to the MSc course at a later date.  

As part of this course you will undertake a professional development module which is currently accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)1. Upon successful completion of the module, you will gain the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice at no additional cost. Influencing change will be key to the future success of combatting antimicrobial resistance and so an understanding of how to lead and implement strategic change will be highly valuable for future career development.

Accreditations

Chartered Management Institute

Chartered Management Institute

The course includes the Leading Strategic Change through Creativity and Innovation module1. This module is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students who successfully complete the module and meet the CMI learning outcomes will gain a  Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice. Further details can be found on the Professional Development module homepage.


Our Award-winning Green Superlab

With space for over 250 students and packed full of industry-standard equipment, the Coventry University Superlab is an amazing place to learn, experiment and discover. Find out what we’re doing in our Superlab to make it greener and reduce our waste and carbon emissions.

Antimicrobial resistance is a global health threat causing economic and social burdens in our communities. In this context, there is a global need for professional figures to tackle this issue. 

Our new postgraduate courses in antimicrobial resistance aim to support potential students from different backgrounds, such as UK-domiciled and international graduates and mid-career health professionals who wish to extend and deepen their expertise in the antimicrobial resistance and infection control spheres.  

I look forward to seeing you all on our campus and joining our fantastic community and course. 

Dr Gaetano Del Gaudio - Course Director quoted in 2022
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What you'll study

You will seek to develop a critical awareness and systematic understanding of key global pathogens, antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance, infection prevention and control policies and procedures, antimicrobial stewardship, and apply knowledge to problem-based scenarios, in a global context. You will also look to develop a wide range of conventional and molecular microbiology laboratory techniques. The course will culminate in an independent research project where you can demonstrate your independence, critical evaluation, data analysis skills and communicate your findings effectively to a fellow professional audience.  

Modules

  • Antimicrobial Resistance: Past, Present, and Future - 20 credits
    This module will introduce you to the global and historical importance of antimicrobial resistance. You will learn about the key reports both globally and in the UK that have publicised this growing problem. The module then aims to give you a thorough grounding in the modes of action of current antimicrobial agents, the mechanisms by which microbes can resist these agents, how they can share that resistance with one another, and the discovery and development of new antimicrobial agents. The module also aims to help you to understand the concept of One Health in relation to antimicrobials in human health, veterinary health and environmental health.

    A wide-ranging programme of lectures, workshops, tutorials and discussions will be used to explore these issues. Finally, the module will help you to develop the skills and expertise to communicate the problem of antimicrobial resistance, and some of the steps being taken to overcome it, to a wide-ranging audience and thus influence both public and professional practice in antibiotic use. You will be introduced to the subject of science communication and will learn how to use a selection of media to help network with, and influence, stakeholders.

    Infection Prevention and Control - 20 credits 
    This module aims to give you an in-depth specialist knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) practices, and outbreak management policies and procedures (national and global). This module is also designed to enhance your ability to critically evaluate and discuss outbreak data and to apply the appropriate management policies and procedures to control outbreaks. In addition, the module will look to develop your communication and team-working skills to give you the confidence to effectively communicate the necessary outbreak responses to healthcare professionals of all levels.

    You will apply existing and enhanced knowledge and skills to provide informed results and support to IPC teams, Clinical Scientists, Biomedical Scientists, and other healthcare professionals in managing patient care and in preventing and/or containing outbreaks. Furthermore, you will be introduced to a range of hospital environmental testing methods used in, and the relevant standards aligned with, prevention of infections in healthcare settings to better equip them to evaluate outbreak data.

    Antimicrobial Stewardship - 20 credits
    The aim of this module is to develop in you a detailed understanding of local, national and global policies and procedures relating to Antimicrobial Stewardship, which is a system-wide approach to using antimicrobials responsibly. Although the challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance is multi-factorial in nature, with many different interventions necessary to tackle successfully the issue, effective Antimicrobial Stewardship plays a vital part in this. A further aim of the module is to introduce you to the surveillance systems, used both locally and nationally in the UK, and globally, to monitor the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance, and the use of these systems to evaluate the impact of antimicrobial resistance in selected microbial species.

     In addition, the module aims to give you an understanding of the processes driving prescribing decisions by healthcare practitioners both in the UK and globally. Finally, the module aims to develop effective communication skills to influence public understanding of the risks of antimicrobials resistance and the principles of antimicrobial stewardship, and so drive positive change in our use of antimicrobial agents. 

    Compulsory

  • All of the above modules plus:

    Practical Techniques for Antimicrobial Resistance Investigation - 20 credits 
    The aim of this module is to enable you to become competent independent laboratory researchers and so enhance your employability after graduation. To facilitate this, the module will introduce you to the health and safety concerns of a microbiology laboratory. It then aims to afford you a range of both conventional and molecular microbiology laboratory skills that are core to the detection and analysis of antimicrobial resistance in individual species and in microbial populations. In addition, the module aims to provide you with a range of bioinformatics skills that are applied to the study of Antimicrobial Resistance.

    Furthermore, the module aims to give you skills in data analysis and presentation. The content includes a comprehensive laboratory programme including the culture and molecular analysis of micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi and yeasts. The content also includes an extensive series of workshops that consider both modern bioinformatics techniques and the appropriate statistical analysis of data.

    Antimicrobial Resistance Impact Project - 20 credits 
    This module aims to meet the needs of a diverse range of students and makes accessible a wide range of topic areas bespoke to your interests and career goals. You will identify and define a key issue and need in the Antimicrobial Resistance landscape that is of relevance to your career development, workplace or the global scenario. You will pitch your study proposal to an approval panel. Here you will be assessed on the presentation and defence of your proposal with regards to the importance and impact of your study in the local, national or global Antimicrobial Resistance arena.

    Feedback will be received to help refine, formulate and implement a robust independent study design, culminating in a proposed service improvement, research output or provision and dissemination of knowledge to target groups, demonstrating impact in either research, public education, professional training, international collaborative learning, infection control, monitoring and auditing or the regulatory landscape.

    Leading Strategic Change through Creativity and Innovation - 10 credits
    This module aims to provide you with a framework of knowledge and understanding of how to manage change using creativity and innovation whatever the master’s degree of specialisation you elect to follow, in different types of organisational scenarios.  You will critically assess strategies for change and change management and explore the leadership skills required to lead successfully. You will explore, for example, the complexity of innovative strategic plans, implementation plans and how to apply analytical techniques, theories, models and creative problem-solving to manage change with confidence. Ultimately, you will be given the opportunity to develop an innovative framework to deliver a change management strategy in a changing organisational context. Finally, the module requires you to reflect critically on your personal learning and development needs and how you work with others, from an ethical and professional standpoint, to encourage your continuing professional development.

    Research Principles and Preparation - 10 credits
    This module provides a detailed consideration of the complex processes necessary to formulate, develop and test a scientific/clinical hypothesis. You will apply these principles to the design of an individual research question in a chosen area pertinent to your degree title, including the consideration of appropriate controls and replicates and suitable data analysis approaches. The module will enhance skills in selecting and applying appropriate statistical methods and will encompass guidance on health and safety and ethical considerations. You will be required to submit your proposal for ethical and health and safety approval, and to consider key aspects of project management and logistics. You will be supported through the module by regular project planning meetings with your designated supervisor.

    Research Project - 60 credits
    In this module you will carry out a series of investigative, analytical or experimental studies in your selected discipline area, analyse and present your findings in a scientific report. Normally, the project undertaken in this module reflects the proposal generated in the Research Principles and Preparation module. You are required to demonstrate critical analysis of the literature, authentic data collection and recording, appropriate data analysis and data presentation and critical evaluation with reference to published literature. You are supported and guided by your supervisor, but are expected to work independently with limited supervision, be able to deal with complexity and uncertainty, and identify and troubleshoot problems. 

    Compulsory

  • All of the above modules plus:

    Professional Experience Preparation 1 - 0 credits
    The module, together with Professional Experience Preparation 2, aims to support you to prepare for your professional experience placement. This placement2 requires you to undertake an approved professional experience placement for a minimum of 20 hours per week for 20 weeks, over two semesters.  Within this module, you will be encouraged to discuss your own aspirations and expectations of the professional experience placement and consider the value for your own development and career goals. The challenges of undertaking a professional experience placement and concerns and anxieties will be explored. The expectations of placement providers, understanding of professional behaviours and attributes and enhancement of workplace communication skills will be discussed. 

    You will be supported by the Talent Team which has a strong track record, working closely with academic colleagues and employers, research organisations and professional bodies, to enable students to benefit from relevant professional experience and career development opportunities. The Talent Team also has specialist international student advisory services, supporting international students to undertake a valuable UK-based professional experience as part of their programme of study. Academic staff work closely with the Talent Team to develop students’ professional skills and support them through the application processes e.g. CV/cover letter writing, effective communications, interview techniques and self-presentation, and networking. 

    Although this module does not contribute to the credits for the degree award, a pass in this module and in Professional Experience Preparation 2 are mandatory requirements for enrolment on the Professional Experience in Life Sciences 1 module. You are required to establish a portfolio to demonstrate your active engagement with the professional experience preparation and application process. The module must be passed at first attempt - resit opportunities are not permitted for zero credit rated modules.

    Professional Experience Preparation 2 - 0 credits
    The module is a continuation of Professional Experience Preparation 1 and aims to continue to support you to prepare for your forthcoming professional experience2. This requires you to undertake a placement for a minimum of 20 hours per week for 20 weeks, over two semesters. This module explores the application and selection processes more fully including interview skills development and practice. You will be supported to continue to make applications if necessary and to secure suitable professional experience opportunities. You will continue to be supported by the Talent Team and will identify a nominated academic tutor for ongoing support throughout the placement period. Once a placement has been secured (whether that be a professional experience with a host organisation, or a campus-based professional experience), you will explore in more detail the particular requirements of your placement and the expectations and skills needed, ensuring that you are well-prepared for the start of the placement.  

    Although this module does not contribute to the credits for the degree award, a pass in this module and in Professional Experience Preparation 1 are mandatory requirements for enrolment on the Professional Experience Placement 1 module. You are required to complete your Professional Experience planning portfolio with self-reflection on interview or other selection performance, Learning Contract agreement with a placement provider and forward planning for the placement itself in Semester 3. The module must be passed at first attempt - resit opportunities are not permitted for zero credit rated modules.

    Professional Experience Placement 12 - 0 credits
    This module, together with Professional Experience Placement 2, provides a substantive professional experience for students who are registered on the Extended Master’s programmes. This may take the form of a professional experience with a host organisation, or a campus-based professional experience. The module will support the development of your personal and professional skills, including team working, time management, professional behaviours, communication, self-management and critical reflection, to enhance future employability. The module aims to encourage you to integrate theory and practice in an area relevant to your course discipline. The Professional Experience placement requires you to undertake an approved placement for a minimum of 20 hours per week for 20 weeks, spread over 2 semesters. 

    Although this module does not contribute to the credits for the degree award, a pass in this module and in Professional Experience Placement 2 are mandatory requirements for the award of MSc with Professional Experience. The module must be passed at first attempt - resit opportunities are not permitted for zero credit rated modules.

    Professional Experience Placement 22 - 0 credits
    This module is a continuation of Professional Experience Placement 1. You continue your professional experience into this semester. You are required to evidence a minimum of 20 hours per week for 20 weeks over two semesters in professional experience placement.  Students registered on MSc degrees with Professional Experience are required to demonstrate ongoing engagement with the Professional Experience placement throughout the semester through regular reporting of attendance, activities and achievements. Although this module does not contribute to the credits for the degree award, a pass in this module and in Professional Experience Placement 1 are mandatory requirements for award of MSc with Professional Experience. The module must be passed at first attempt - resit opportunities are not permitted for zero credit rated modules. 

    Compulsory

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.


How you'll learn

Teaching and learning will incorporate lectures, workshops, tutorials, presentations, and problem-based learning projects. Authentic assessments will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate skills that have real-world application.  Teaching and assessment will include innovative approaches such as the use of communication technologies and public awareness strategies to provide skills in influencing behaviour and change. You will also undertake group work simulating the real-life experience of people working in the AMR field, enhancing your employability.  

Practical laboratory experience is a substantial component of the course, facilitated by our state-of-the-art laboratory equipped with high-specification equipment. You will develop your competence and independence in the laboratory, from initial taught sessions through to your own independent research investigation, guided by academic and technical staff.  Teaching and learning is supported by digital platforms and alternative teaching methods which are research-led including lab meetings and presentations. 


Teaching contact hours

As a full-time student, you can expect to have approximately 12 hours per week of contact teaching. In addition, you will be expected to engage with approximately 4 hours per week of directed study and approximately 12 hours per week of self-directed study, plus preparation of assignments.

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the university may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

Since COVID-19, we have delivered our courses in a variety of forms, in line with public authority guidance, decisions, or orders and we will continue to adapt our delivery as appropriate. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.


Assessment

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods including:

  • Critical reflection
  • Critical review
  • Group work
  • Laboratory competency
  • Laboratory reports
  • Media artifacts
  • Oral pitch
  • Portfolio-based assessments
  • Presentations
  • Project proposal
  • Project report
  • Public awareness campaign

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows monitoring of student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.  


Entry requirements

The requirements for admission for Antimicrobial Resistance MSc are: 
a) An Honours degree in a biological sciences undergraduate course; with a minimum of a lower  second class (2:2) classification 
or 
An equivalent appropriate qualification that includes substantial biological sciences content. It is essential that applicants have some understanding of microbiology, and we would expect to see the study of one or more of the following modules in the final year of an undergraduate degree: microbiology and virology; biochemistry; infection control.

The requirements for admission for Antimicrobial Resistance with Professional Experience MSc are: 
a) An Honours degree in a biological sciences undergraduate course; with a minimum of an upper second class (2:1) classification,  
or 
An equivalent appropriate qualification that includes substantial biological sciences content. It is essential that applicants have some understanding of microbiology, and we would expect to see the study of one or more of the following modules in the final year of an undergraduate degree: microbiology and virology; biochemistry; infection control.

The requirements for admission for Antimicrobial Resistance in Healthcare PGCert are:  
a) An Honours degree in a biological sciences undergraduate course; with a minimum of an lower second class (2:2) classification,  
or 
An equivalent appropriate qualification that includes substantial biological sciences content. It is essential that applicants have some understanding of microbiology, and we would expect to see the study of one or more of the following modules in the final year of an undergraduate degree: microbiology and virology; biochemistry; infection control. 

The requirements for admission for Antimicrobial Resistance MSc are: 
a) An Honours degree in a biological sciences undergraduate course; with a minimum of a lower second class (2.ii) classification 
or 
An equivalent appropriate qualification that includes substantial biological sciences content. It is essential that applicants have some understanding of microbiology, and we would expect to see the study of one or more of the following modules in the final year of an undergraduate degree: microbiology and virology; biochemistry; infection control.

The requirements for admission for Antimicrobial Resistance with Professional Experience MSc are: 
a) An Honours degree in a biological sciences undergraduate course; with a minimum of an upper second class (2.i) classification,  
or 
An equivalent appropriate qualification that includes substantial biological sciences content. It is essential that applicants have some understanding of microbiology, and we would expect to see the study of one or more of the following modules in the final year of an undergraduate degree: microbiology and virology; biochemistry; infection control. 
 
The requirements for admission for Antimicrobial Resistance in Healthcare PGCert are:  
a) An Honours degree in a biological sciences undergraduate course; with a minimum of an upper second class (2.i) classification,  
or 
An equivalent appropriate qualification that includes substantial biological sciences content. It is essential that applicants have some understanding of microbiology, and we would expect to see the study of one or more of the following modules in the final year of an undergraduate degree: microbiology and virology; biochemistry; infection control. 

English language requirements

The requirements for admission for Antimicrobial Resistance MSc and PgC are:

IELTS: 6.5 overall (with at least 5.5 in each component area) 
If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.  
For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

The requirements for admission for Antimicrobial Resistance with Professional Experience MSc are:

IELTS: 7.0 overall (with at least 6.0 in each component area) 
If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.  
For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.


Fees and funding

2023/24 tuition fees.

Student Full-time Part-time
UK, Ireland*, Channel Islands or Isle of Man £3733 (PGCert) | £11,200 (MSc) | £21,250 (MSc with prof. experience) per year Not available
EU £3733 (PGCert) | £11,200 (MSc) | £21,250 (MSc with prof. experience) per year with EU support bursary**
£6200(PGCert) | £18,600 (MSc) | £21,250 (MSc with prof. experience) per year without EU support bursary**
Not available
International £6200(PGCert) | £18,600 (MSc) | £21,250 (MSc with prof. experience) per year Not available

For advice and guidance on tuition fees3 and student loans visit our Postgraduate Finance page.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them.

The following are additional costs not included in the tuition fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip.
  • Any costs associated with securing, attending or completing a placement (whether in the UK or abroad).

*Irish student fees

The rights of Irish residents to study in the UK are preserved under the Common Travel Area arrangement. If you are an Irish student and meet the residency criteria, you can study in England, pay the same level of tuition fees as English students and utilise the Tuition Fee Loan.

**EU support bursary

Following the UK's exit from the European Union, we are offering financial support to all eligible EU students who wish to study an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree with us full-time. This bursary will be used to offset the cost of your tuition fees to bring them in line with that of UK students. Students studying a degree with a foundation year with us are not eligible for the bursary.

  • We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Your fee status determines your tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available to you. The rules about who pays UK (home) or international (overseas) fees for higher education courses in England are set by the government's Department for Education. The regulations identify all the different categories of student who can insist on paying the home rate. The regulations can be difficult to understand, so the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) has provided fee status guidance to help you identify whether you are eligible to pay the home or overseas rate.

    If you meet all the criteria required by any one category, including any residence requirements, your institution must charge you the home rate. You only need to find one category that you fit into.


Facilities

The course will be delivered at the Coventry University campus, predominantly in the Alison Gingell building. Students opting to take the MSc Antimicrobial Resistance with Professional experience will undertake a professional placement2, which may be in an industry-standard laboratory on campus or at an external organisation.

  • The Alison Gingell Building contains a state-of-the-art SuperLab. The lab's facilities include equipment for traditional microbiological investigations, high-specification molecular biology and microscopy4

Careers and opportunities

On successful completion of their course a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of a number of aspects of antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance, infection prevention and control policies and procedures, and antimicrobial stewardship, and apply knowledge to problem-based scenarios, in a global context. 
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of key global pathogens that are driving the surge in antimicrobial-resistant illness around the world. 
  • Critically analyse and synthesise scientific information in the subject area of antimicrobials and antimicrobial stewardship and articulate and communicate this effectively, through written, oral, and digital formats to influence behaviour and drive change amongst a diverse and global audience. 
  • Work effectively within a team and demonstrate professional, organisational, conflict resolution, interpersonal, creative and leadership skills. 
  • Demonstrate an independent approach to learning, reflect on their own practice and take responsibility for personal development. 

In addition, a graduate of the Antimicrobial Resistance MSc or MSc with Professional Experience will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of, and competently undertake laboratory work using, a wide range of conventional and molecular microbiology techniques, and analyse the resulting data appropriately. 
  • Critically evaluate the principles of developing and proposing strategy for leading strategic change. 
  • Devise, carry out and report an independent hypothesis-driven antimicrobials/ antimicrobial resistance-based research project, with due regard to health and safety and ethical requirements, and show originality in their application of knowledge to interpret these results.  

In addition, a graduate of the Antimicrobial Resistance with Professional Experience MSc will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to contribute effectively into a work environment, exhibiting professional conduct and behaviours and reflect on the learning experience. 

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The university’s Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career. 

Where our graduates work

On successful completion of these courses, you will have the relevant knowledge and skills to enable further focus and career progression within the field of AMR.  It is anticipated that graduates of these courses will find employment in a wide range of careers, particularly related to AMR research and innovation in healthcare, industry and academia, antimicrobial stewardship, clinical infection prevention and control, government and international policy development, and as public influencers improving the sustainability of our antimicrobial use.  

Further study

We have a range of PhD options available for graduates. These options change annually therefore relevant options will be made available during the course.  


How to apply

  • Coventry University together with Coventry University London Campus, CU Coventry, CU London, CU Scarborough and Coventry University Online come together to form part of the Coventry University Group (the “University”) with all degrees awarded by Coventry University. 

    1Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.

    2UK and international opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or International opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel COVID and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the visa requirements, please contact the International Office.

    3Tuition fees

    The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated in the above table for the first Academic Year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For UK (home) students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation.

    For International Students, we may increase fees each year but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.

    4Facilities

    Facilities are subject to availability. Access to some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) may vary from those advertised and/or may have reduced availability or restrictions where the university is following public authority guidance, decisions or orders.

    Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2023/24 contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

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