Research course

Virology

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Awarded or expected 1st class or high upper 2nd class BSc degree.

Months of entry

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

Course content

Virology research within our Institute is carried out in the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR). The expertise of the principal investigators of the CVR covers various aspects of virus research, ranging from molecular virology to in vivo pathogenesis, virus–cell interaction, viral immunology, viral ecology, clinical virology, virus epidemiology, mathematical modelling and bioinformatics.

The MRC – University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) sits within the Institute of Infection, Immunology and Inflammation. The CVR is the largest virology-focussed research centre in the UK and brings together a critical mass of researchers studying human and animal viruses and viral diseases.

The CVR provides excellent facilities and opportunities for cross-disciplinary projects and the delivery of a comprehensive programme of training in contemporary, multi-disciplinary, virology research. The Centre includes research programmes in arboviruses, Epstein Barr virus, feline calicivirus, herpes viruses, hepatitis C virus, influenza, retroviruses and papillomaviruses. Further details of our CVR research programmes.

Cross cutting research themes and expertise include:

  • antiviral immunity,
  • virus discovery,
  • viral bioinformatics, mathematical modelling and genomics to guide new approaches to the understanding and management of viral infections,
  • structural biology/cryo-electron microscopy and viral evolutionary dynamics.
  • molecular virology to in vivo pathogenesis,
  • virus-cell interactions,
  • viral immunology,
  • viral ecology,
  • viral oncology,
  • clinical and veterinary virology,
  • viral diagnostics,
  • virus epidemiology

Our excellent facilities underpin a bench to bedside approach that will equip you with training complementary to a range of career options, and you can tailor your study pathway to the precise aspects of infection and immunology that suit your objectives. Through their research interests in drug development, vaccines and diagnostics, many of our project supervisors have strong links with industry.

Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.

Information for international students

Please see the English Language requirements if your first language is not English. Please also see the international page.

Fees and funding

Please see the external funding information.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months

Course contact details