Taught course

Infection Biology (with specialisms)

Institution
University of Glasgow · Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

You should have at least a Second-class Honours degree or equivalent in biomedical science or a relevant subject. Alternative qualifications will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. You are required to provide two references and a full degree transcript with your application.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The taught Infection Biology MSc will help you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which bacteria, viruses and parasites cause disease in humans and in domesticated animals, and the immune responses generated by these hosts to such pathogens. You can choose to specialise in virology, microbiology (bacteriology) or parasitology.

  • The University of Glasgow is ranked top 20 in the UK for Biological Sciences (Sunday Times 2018).
  • This postgraduate degree in Infection Biology allows you to study in an institute housing two UK national centres of excellence in Virology and Parasitology, and active in the Scottish Infection Research Network (SlRN), a key clinical focus on healthcare-related research.
  • You will work in the laboratories of internationally recognised infection biology researchers, conducting high quality basic, translational and clinical science.
  • This MSc in Infection Biology provides access to a combination of highly specialised equipment, unique in Scotland, including cutting edge in vitro and invivo research facilities for biological imaging, high content screening microscopy, and a state of the art polyomics facility bringing together metabolomics, proteomics, genomics, transcriptomics, and the integration of data sets with bioinformatics.
  • You can attend guest lectures and workshops from scientists and clinicians working in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology fields.
  • You can carry out a research project in an internationally recognised centre of excellence, working with world-leading researchers in infection biology.
  • This MSc Infection Biology integrates infection biology with cutting edge molecular and cellular techniques, and offers breadth in covering bacteria, viruses and parasites.
  • Students can opt to specialise in one of the three areas of infection biology, and will graduate with a named specialism, i.e. MSc Infection Biology (Microbiology), MSc Infection Biology (Parasitology) or MSc Infection Biology (Virology).
  • Optional courses allow students to develop their interests. These are
    • Diagnostic Technologies and Devices
    • Drug Discovery
    • Animal Models of Disease
    • Current Trends and Challenges in Biomedical Research and Health
    • Technology Transfer and Commercialisation of Bioscience Research
    • Emerging Viruses
    • Omics Technologies for Biomedical Sciences
    • Bioimaging.
  • We have excellent opportunities to engage with industrial and clinical scientists, and with guest lecturers from the pharmaceutical industry, medical diagnostic laboratories and bioscience business.

  • Students have the opportunity to carry out a research project in an internationally recognised centre of excellence, working with world-leading researchers in the field of infection biology.

Information for international students

Please see the English language Requirements.

This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more

www.gla.ac.uk/international/visapilot/

www.gla.ac.uk/international/support/

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time fee: £8000
International students
Full-time fee: £21020

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
8 months

PGCert

full time
3 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
mvls-infectionbio@glasgow.ac.uk