Taught course

Medical Virology

The University of Manchester · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

An honours degree (minimum 2:1), or overseas equivalent, is required for direct entry to the programme. Non-standard applicants for the programme will be considered on an individual basis, but may be required to enrol initially on the Diploma.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme has been specifically designed for graduates who wish to develop their skills as virologists. The programme aims to result in a significant level of theoretical and practical understanding, which will be important for those wishing to follow a career in clinical sciences or academic or industrial research.
he aim of the programme is to produce graduates with understanding and expertise in microbiology with a particular focus on medical virology. Graduates will develop an understanding of the scientific basis of established and novel medical virology concepts, as well as the specialist knowledge, practical skills and critical awareness required to enable graduates to pursue a career in medical virology.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in writing. Paper-based TOEFL of 575 or computer-based TOEFL of 233 with 5.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE). Internet-based TOEFL of 90 with a minimum of 22 in each component

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

School of Medicine
+44 (0)161 275 1909