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Microbiology - Colleges, Courses, Fees & Scope

103 Microbiology Colleges in 6 Countries Offering 210 Courses

Some of the top universities for studying Microbiology from abroad are - University Of Melbourne, National University Of Singapore, Massey Univ...Read more
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parkville, Australia
Rank : #1
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
45500
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
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singapore, Singapore
Rank : #1
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
50650
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Aug
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auckland, New Zealand
Rank : #2
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
29840
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
31830
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
35070
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
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cork, Ireland
Rank : #3
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
22000
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep, Jul, Nov
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dunedin, New Zealand
Rank : #3
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
18050
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
28800
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
30900
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
30900
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
30900
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
32760
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
33700
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
36099
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
36099
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
36099
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
54149
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb
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quebec, Canada
Rank : #3
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
6536
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep, Oct, Nov
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
11893
IELTS -  
Band 7
Intake -  
Sep, Oct, Nov
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galway, Ireland
Rank : #4
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
13750
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep, Jul, Nov
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sydney, Australia
Rank : #4
Duration -  
2 years
1 year Fee -  
38440
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
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ann-arbor, United States
Rank : #5
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
23812
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep
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london, United Kingdom
Rank : #5
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
27500
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Oct
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manchester, United Kingdom
Rank : #6
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
21500
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep
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calgary, Canada
Rank : #7
Duration -  
1 years
1 year Fee -  
16000
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Sep, Oct, Jan
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perth, Australia
Rank : #7
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
37800
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
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auckland, New Zealand
Rank : #7
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
31190
IELTS -  
Band 6
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
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clayton, Australia
Rank : #8
Duration -  
3 years
1 year Fee -  
37800
IELTS -  
Band 6.5
Intake -  
Feb, Jul
Duration -  
4 years
1 year Fee -  
41100
IELTS -  
Band 7
Intake -  
Feb
Updated on - May 22nd 2020 by Rachit Agrawal

Overview

Microbiology is a very important field in the current scenario. Microbes present around us are a benefit to the human kind which can be utilized in a no. of ways, Microbiology tells us those different ways. Apart from these uses it is also efficiently used in the areas of medicines and tissue engineering. Microorganisms are also used for the degradation of organic waste.

It is the study of molecular biology by growing different cultures on different mediums.

It can also be defined as the study of microorganisms or microbes which can be Bacteria, viruses, protozoan, fungi etc.

The recombinant DNA technology also plays an important part through which micro-organisms can be genetically modified by microbiologists and geneticists to face adversities of climates or other needs by the humans.

Microbiology is also closely related to Biotechnology in which the bacteria or other micro-organisms are industrially exploited for the benefit of the human race.

It is the analysis of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.

 

UG/PG degrees 

Exams required

Normally to study Microbiology, the student is needed to produce their IELTS score or TOEFL score. These are language test and are very important if one wishes to study abroad as it checks the language proficiency of the student.  

 

Salary details

 

The pay scale of the graduate’s who have taken a job after the degree of microbiology is around $104,400 which is quite a good salary. It can range from $92,000 to $ 150,000 for the microbiologist and it has become one of the hotspot for the graduates.

Top Universities

 

  • Harvard University  United States
  • University of Oxford United Kingdom
  • University of Washington United States
  • Rockefeller University United States
  • University of California–San Francisco
  • Duke University United States
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison United States
  • Johns Hopkins University United States
  • Washington University in St. Louis United States
  • Stanford University United States

Scope

After doing bachelors degree microbiology the graduates can opt for either a master’s degree or take up any job. Doing masters degree from a top university opens a number of opportunities to work in different fields of microbiology,

Top Colleges for Microbiology 

  • University of California–San Diego
  • University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill United States
  • Yale University United States
  • Emory University United States
  • University of Alabama–Birmingham 
  • University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
  • University of Glasgow United Kingdom
  • University of Queensland Australia
  • University of Hong Kong
  • Pennsylvania State University United States
  • Osaka University Japan
  • McGill University Canada

Course details Level wise

 

Level

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees

Duration

Undergraduate - 3 to 4 years, Postgraduate - 1 to 2 years

Type

Bachelor of Science or Arts (Undergraduate), Master of Arts or Science (Postgraduate)

Eligibility

  • Bachelor’s Degree (must have completed class 12th with either the CBSE (All-India SSC) or CISCE (ISC) board, minimum IELTS score of 6.5 to 7 is required)
  • Master’s Degree (passed a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, IELTS or TOEFL, Recommendation letter and SOPs).

Admission Process

  • Identifying country, universities and the course of your interest

  • Request universities for Application forms

  • Taking various required tests

  • Arranging and preparing Essays and recommendation letters

  • Completing and Sending Application forms along with required documents

  • Reporting various test scores to the universities

Average Salary

Average around $104,400. It can from $92,000 to $ 150,000

 

Top Universities Level wise

There are many Universities that offer both the courses in Microbiology. Students can choose their type of university after studying all the details about it. Currently the most opted country to continue this course are UK, Canada, USA, Australia, etc.

 

Name

Location

Fees

University of Cambridge 

UK

1st Year Total Fees


Rs 25.63 Lakhs

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

USA

1st Year Total Fees


Rs 51.37 Lakhs

Cornell University 

United States

1st Year Total Fees


Rs 22.44 Lakhs

University of California

San Diego

1st Year Total Fees


Rs 38.61 Lakhs

University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 

United States

1st Year Total Fees


Rs 1.09 Lakhs

 

Requirements & Eligibility Level wise

To study Bio-Medical in a top university, the student needs to fulfill some criteria. They should meet all the requirements so as to continue education from their desired college. The table shows some of the important criteria.

 

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Students have must have biology in the 12th class or equivalent class.
  • Individuals must have passed IELTS with a minimum band 6.0
  • A minimum percentage of 55% is compulsory to apply for institutions in European countries and 70% for US universities.
  • For masters’ course, student needs a score of minimum of 55% in graduation degree or an equivalent CGPA as required by different institutions.

         2. Masters Degree

  • Student must have passed a Bachelor of Science with a minimum of 50% marks.

Exams

  • English proficiency test score such as IELTS or TOEFL depending on the university.

Work Experience

  • Well most of universities don’t ask for Work experience. But it totally depends on the admission process of the university as masters degree sometime needs work experience.

Others

  • Letter of recommendation
  • Statement of Purposes

 

Admission Procedure Level wise

Taking admission to a top university or college can be a tiresome task. It is advised to the students that they should consult a advisor to get admission. Deadlines are one of the most important aspects to take admission as missing these dates can leads to cancellation of the application of the students. 

Entrance exams 

  • Appear for entrance exams such as IELTS or TOEFL to get admission. The student should also seek exams required other that this as according to the need of University.

How to apply 

  • In order to study nursing in the country, individual must have to clear IELTS with a minimum required band.
  • Then student have to apply for study visa in the embassy.
  • Fix a meeting for the interview.
  • Student need to apply for the college where you want study and get a reference letter.
  • Pay all fees and give the necessary documents.

Deadlines

  • For summer start programs (Jan 21, 2019)
  • For fall-start Programs (April 7, 2019)
  • For Spring-start Programs (August 21, 2019)

 

Course & Syllabus Details Level wise

Starting with the undergraduate courses for microbiology courses are available in many universities around the globe but different regions provide specify courses as well. A Master’s degree preferably includes a kind of specialization on the stream chosen during the undergraduate course.

 

Course

Topics Covered

Why this is Covered

Microbiology

Bacteriology, Bio-Chemistry, genetics, immunology, Molecular Biology, Mycology, Parasitology, Virology, Cellular Microbiology, Micro Biological Genetics

In order to build a clear concept among the student, so they can get a job or continue to research in their particular field.

 

Fees, Average Fees etc Level wise

The table tells us the average fee along with the other expenses like food, accommodation etc.

 

University

Tuition Fees(INR)

Other Expenses(INR)

University of Wisconsin–Madison,

31 Lakhs

6 Lakhs

Johns Hopkins University 

27 lakhs

10 Lakhs

Washington University in St. Louis 

17 lakhs

5 lakhs

Stanford University 

19 lakhs

6 lakhs

Imperial College London 

35 lakhs

16 lakh

 

Career Scope

Microbiology is a huge subject which includes a no. of topics to work upon; Pharmacy, Medicine and Agriculture are a few of them. Others can be Clinical Research, Chemical Technology etc. 

Scope and Employment in Microbiology

  • Mostly it is better to do B.Sc and M.Sc in Microbiology and later if one wants to go in research can opt for PhD courses, a lot of PhD Scholarships are given by the universities abroad mainly from the USA and Canada.
  • Getting a job after B.Sc can be difficult in this competitive field hence it is advised to get some work experience in hand like internships or an M.Sc degree for the same. 
  • PhD degree can make you overqualified for some jobs but if you wish to pursue it’s the best option anyone can ever have. This field also requires up teem amount of patience and hard work.
  • The skills which are taken into consideration are Problem – Solving, analytical and scientific skills highly in demand.

The firms where one can get employed for microbiology is

  • Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Universities
  • Laboratories
  • Private Hospitals
  • Research Organizations
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Food Industry
  • Beverage Industry
  • Chemical Industries
  • Agriculture Department

 

Job and Salary Scope

The countries where scope of microbiology is the highest are USA, UK, Canada, Australia and Germany

The Job Profiles are as follows:

Positions

Average Salary (Per Year)

Research Assistant

$104,400

Food, Industrial or Environmental Microbiologists

$89,700

Quality Assurance Technologists

$89,260

Sales or Technical Representative

$82,100

Clinical and Veterinary Microbiologists

$61,665

Medical Technologists

$74,117

Biomedical Scientist

$82,500

Clinical Research Associate

$91,180

Microbiologist

$40,200

Pharmacologist

$132,280

 

Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard

Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.
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