Students will normally have a minimum of a 2:1 class honours degree in a relevant biological science subject, or an equivalent medical, veterinary or dental qualification. Applicants are selected on the basis of their curriculum vitae, qualifications and referees’ reports, together with their perceived ability to complete the programme successfully and on the value of the training offered to their subsequent career plans.
Months of entry
Infectious diseases remain major problems worldwide for people and animals. As well as impacting the health and wellbeing of people and animals, infectious diseases affect food security. In IGH we study a wide range of important infectious diseases of people and animals, including zoonotic diseases that transmit between animals and people. Our work occurs in UK, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Infection and Global Health related research in humans includes basic, clinical and epidemiological studies of a range of neurological, gastrointestinal, respiratory, vector-borne and sexually-transmitted infections of adults and children.
Infection and Global Health related in animals takes place predominantly at the Leahurst campus, where multidisciplinary staff, including clinically-qualified veterinary and medical researchers, statisticians, mathematicians and basic scientists, work together to address a range of issues. These include the investigation of zoonotic pathogens; the spread of antimicrobial resistance; understanding human behaviour as a driver of disease transmission; control and prevention of major infectious diseases of farmed and companion animals; and the influence of the environment and climate on the transmission of disease.
Available programmes for epidemiological research are:
- Infection & Global Health (Medical)
- Infection & Global Health (Veterinary)
- Infectious Diseases
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Eleanor Toole
- +44 (0)151 794 9573