Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Join the global fight to eradicate human disease. The need to develop new strategies to combat diseases remains a major global challenge. By equipping you with an understanding of the mechanisms underpinning both infectious and non-infectious, this degree aims to enhance your employability and prepare you to tackle this challenge.

We’ll give you advanced training in the mechanisms underpinning a spectrum of infectious and non-infectious diseases, including viral, bacterial and parasitic infections, cancer, neurodegeneration, cardiovascular disease and chromosomal abnormalities. You’ll also explore current and emerging diagnostic and treatment strategies.

You’ll learn about the latest molecular, genetic and cellular approaches being used to understand, diagnose and treat human disease, including traditional methods such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and novel methods involving genome and proteome analysis.

You’ll also have the opportunity to investigate the role of the immune system in the response to infection and disease, covering topics such as innate and adaptive immunity, allergy and immune evasion.

If you choose to study at Leeds, you’ll join a faculty ranked 6th in the UK for its research impact in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), and you’ll graduate with the solid base of scientific knowledge and specialist skills highly valued by employers.

Fees and funding

Masters Scholarships

We offer a number of scholarship opportunities to support and reward students from around the world. If you are a UK student you may be able to receive government support to help towards your tuition fees and living costs.

UK/EU 2019-20

Alumni Bursary

This bursary is for you if you’re a former student of the University of Leeds studying for a postgraduate qualification in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Courses that are run in conjunction with other universities are excluded from the Bursary.

International 2019-20

Alumni Bursary

This bursary is for you if you’re a former student of the University of Leeds studying for a postgraduate qualification in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Courses that are run in conjunction with other universities are excluded from the Bursary.

Biological Sciences International Masters Scholarship

A number of scholarships will be available for eligible international students studying for a taught Master's programme in the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

Dean’s Excellence Scholarship

These scholarships are available for eligible international students studying for a taught Master's programme in the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

Find out more at: https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/masters/dir/scholarships/10024/masters

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
fbspgt@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 1418