Taught course

Medical and Molecular Virology

Institution
The University of Manchester · Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in:

  • microbiology
  • virology
  • medical laboratory sciences
  • medicine
  • veterinary medicine
  • dentistry
  • pharmacy
  • other biology degrees incorporating substantial human biology and, ideally, an element of microbiology.

Non-standard applicants for the course will be considered on an individual basis, but may be required to enrol initially on the PGDip course.

This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from the University of Manchester and other UK universities, upon completion of their third year. For St Andrews students, this includes the three-year course plus the following one or two years spent in Manchester. Intercalating medical students need to have passed all assessments at first attempt (if they are third year) or have no fails in third year if they are fourth year.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc Medical & Molecular Virology course covers the medical and molecular aspects of virology, and some general microbiology, as well as immunity to infection and epidemiology.

You will explore the current issues and concepts in medical virology, and acquire the academic and practical skills necessary to make independent, informed judgements in relation to these issues.

A unique feature of our course is the focus on practical, laboratory-based teaching; you will spend time in the laboratory, learning how to be a virologist.

At the end of our course, you will be prepared for a career in clinical sciences or academic or industrial research.

This course runs alongside our MSc Medical Microbiology course.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
pgtaught.medicine@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 5220