Research course

Infectious Diseases

University of Edinburgh · Centre for Infectious Diseases
MSc by research

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for the programme we require a relevant undergraduate degree with a UK 2:1 or higher result, or its equivalent if outside the UK. Where applicable, you will also be required to meet any language requirements in accordance with the University of Edinburgh's regulations. Supporting documentation must be uploaded together with your application. You should have all this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload these documents, this will delay the application process. Before making your application, you must make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss your research proposal.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

This programme is organised by Edinburgh Infectious Diseases (EID), which is hosted by the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and the College of Science and Engineering.

This programme provides an introduction to research methodology for biologists, medics and veterinarians. The training also provides an entry into PhD studies. Projects are available in the following areas:

  • antibiotic resistance and hospital-acquired infections;
  • the pathogenesis of prion and viral diseases (animal and human, including herpes and HIV);
  • the immunology of bacterial and parasitic infections (including major tropical diseases such as malaria, lymphatic filariasis and river blindness);
  • arthropod vector biology and vectorborne diseases;
  • the immunology of ruminant infections (for example Johne's Disease);
  • epidemiology and mathematical modelling of animal and human infections;
  • functional genomics and bioinformatics.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0) 131 650 3289