Research course


University of Liverpool · Faculty of Medicine

Entry requirements

We can accept up to five students each year for postgraduate training by research to MPhil or PhD level. For entry to the programme you will need to have obtained a good Honours degree (2:1 or above) in biological or biomedical sciences from a UK university, or a degree in medicine or veterinary medicine or an international degree at an equivalent level. You should include with your application a curriculum vitae and details of the research area in which you are interested.

Months of entry


Course content

Research in Virology is based in new laboratories in the Ronald Ross Building and ic2 Building on the main University city centre campus. Our research encompasses studies of the pathogenicity, diagnostics, identification, epidemiology and immune responses to a range of viral pathogens including: flaviviruses such as Japanese encephalitis virus and Zika virus; Ebola virus; Chikungunya virus; HIV; respiratory syncytial virus; cytomegalovirus and other herpesviruses. Techniques used include: diagnostic identification methods, flow cytometry, ELISA, epidemiology, transcriptomic and genomic technologies, proteomics and infection models.

The aims of the research are to investigate the transmission routes and behaviour of pathogens during infections and use this knowledge to design better therapeutic strategies or vaccines in order to improve the health of humans.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    24-48 months
      full time
      12-48 months
      • PhD
        part time
        48-84 months
          full time
          24-72 months
          • MD
            full time
            24-72 months
            • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

          Course contact details

          PG Recruitment

          +44 (0)151 794 5927