MSc Applied Microbiology and Plant Pathology

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission a candidate must have:

  • BSc Honours Degree in any of the following disciplines: Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Crop Science or any other relevant degree with at least a 2.2 grade or equivalent from this and other recognised institutions.
  • Applicants without an Honours Degree or with passes lower than 2.2 may be considered for the programme if they have at least two years relevant experience.

Duration of the Programme
The programme shall consist of two academic years of full time study.

Structure of the Programme
In order to be awarded the Degree, students must have passed or be credited with all courses designated as core and at least two other taught courses in EITHER Microbiology OR Plant Pathology option.

Part I: Semester 1  
CodeCourse DescriptionCoreCredits
MPP 501Advanced MicrobiologyY4
MPP 502Microbial Genetics and Molecular BiologyY4
MPP 503Plant and Animal Health ScienceY4
MPP 504Microbial PathogenesisY4
Part I: Semester II  
MPP 505Advanced Research MethodsY4
Applied Microbiology Option (choice of at least 3 including core courses)
MPP 506