Taught course

Molecular Biology and Pathology of Viruses

Institution
Imperial College London · Faculty of Medicine
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is at least a 2:2 UK Honours degree in biological science, medicine or veterinary science.

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Months of entry

September

Course content

You will engage with experts from many areas of virology and molecular biology in a wide range of topics. These areas have seen recent major advances in the understanding of the structure of viruses, molecular mechanisms of virus replication, virus disease pathogenesis, the emergence of novel viruses and the diseases threats that they pose.

This course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in academic or industrial research, providing a solid foundation to go on to study at PhD level. By the end of the programme, you will develop the ability to critically evaluate the scientific literature. You will enhance your written and oral communication skills and the and the ability to present scientific ideas.

You will acquire proficiency in a range of important research techniques during the Mini-Research project and will build on these in the 6-month research project.

Under the supervision and guidance of senior academics, you will investigate an important research problem. You will choose your subject from those be available in one of the laboratories in Imperial College or an associated external institution.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Alicja Pastuszek
Email
a.pastuszek@imperial.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7594 5873