Open to graduates with an Honours degree (2.2 or equivalent) in the biological sciences or a medical/veterinary degree. Overseas candidates with other qualifications may be accepted, particularly if they have the relevant experience through working in an appropriate field for a number of years. Medical or Veterinary students who have completed at least three years of study and wish to intercalate are also accepted onto the programme.
Non-graduates with considerable satisfactory work experience and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered.
Months of entry
This programme provides advanced contemporary training in parasitology and the study of disease vectors and the pathogens they transmit. The broad scope of the programme ranges from the biology, immunology, ecology and population biology of the organisms of importance to public health, disease epidemiology and tropical health issues. In addition to providing a solid foundation in pathogen, parasite and vector biology, the programme provides practical experience of essential techniques, as well as significant theoretical and practical knowledge in all important and topical areas of the field. Following the taught component, participants complete a dissertation including a period of applied research either overseas or in Liverpool.
Information for international students
The programme is taught in English. Applicants whose first language is not English must normally provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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