Research course

Virology

Institution
University of Liverpool · Faculty of Medicine
Qualifications
MPhilPhDMD

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

September

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 and course duration

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

Course contact details

Name
PG Recruitment
Email
pgrecruitment@liverpool.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)151 794 5927