• University of Exeter

MSc Medical Mycology (Online)

Understand the forms, functioning, and treatment of fungal diseases to become a specialist in medical mycology. Deepen your skills and knowledge in the field and earn an online degree to certify your expertise.

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  • Level

    Masters Degree
  • Duration

    3-6 years
  • Language


MSc Medical Mycology (Online)

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 3-6 years

  • Understand and treat fungal infections

    Medical mycology is the study of fungal infections. This online MSc from the University of Exeter is designed to equip you with the expertise to become a specialist in the field.

    Introducing cutting-edge research in medical mycology, as well as key concepts from immunology, genomics, and histopathology, the degree provides an overview of fungal diseases and their diagnosis and treatment. It will equip you for careers in clinical practice, the pharmaceutical industry, medical research, and more.

    Learn with world-leading mycology experts

    The modules of this degree are jointly taught by researchers at the British Society for Medical Mycology and the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology.

    That means you’ll learn with world-leading experts who are currently working to tackle the health threat posed by fungal diseases.

    What skills will you learn?

    • Research skills
    • Clinical expertise
    • Networking
    • Pathological data analysis
    • Medical communication

    To join this MSc degree, learners will need one of the following:

    • A degree at 2:1 level or above in a relevant biological science (e.g. microbiology or another biomedical science course), or
    • A medical or dental degree with a minimum of 12 months postgraduate clinical experience (completion of UK Medical or Dental Foundation Year 1 competencies)
    • A PG Cert in Medical Mycology from the University of Exeter Learners will need to be working in a suitable professional setting to complete the project-based elements of the MSc.

    English language requirements

    International students will need to provide evidence of one of the following English language proficiency scores:

    • IELTS: 6.5 overall and no less than 6 in any section
    • TOEFL: 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing,listening, reading and speaking. MyBest scores are not accepted
    • PTE: 67 with no less than 64 in all communicative skills
    • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator with minimum 39 in speaking, writing, listening, reading.
    • INTO Pre-sessional English: 65 and no less than 60 in any sub-section

    This degree aims to equip you with knowledge in all aspects of medical mycology. Here are just some of the areas you will explore:

    • Fungal taxonomy and nomenclature
    • Physiology and metabolism of fungal pathogens
    • Fungal cell structure and organisation
    • Diagnosis of fungal infection
    • Fungal pathogenicity
    • Fungal genetics and evolutionary pathways *Fungal diagnostic tools
    • Identification of fungi, microscopy and histology (laboratory pathway only)
    • The epidemiology and changing spectrum of fungal disease
    • Antifungal therapy, antifungal resistance and antifungal stewardship
    • Immunology of fungal diseases (clinical pathway only)

    With this wide-ranging expertise, you’ll be equipped for careers in clinical services in the NHS and other healthcare providers around the world, as well as commercial enterprise in the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries.

    You’ll also develop your research skills and build a network of colleagues in mycology all around the world, which you can draw on in your practice or profession.

    MSc Medical Mycology (Online)

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 3-6 years

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