In infants worldwide, infectious disease accounts for higher mortality and morbidity than any other category of disease. Tackling the burden of infectious disease on mankind is recognised as a health priority by the World Health Organisation and by the United Nations in its Millennium Development Goals. This Postgraduate Degree responds to the international need for research scientists by training biological and biomedical graduates to develop their knowledge and research skills in the fields of immunology and infection.
The course combines practical and theoretical teaching delivered by scientists and clinicians working in the University´s College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology. Of great value to potential employers, the course also gives you experience of research in a six-month research project.
2:2 degree in a biological science (e.g. Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology or Immunology)
Or a BTEC with experience in a field related to infection and immunity, such as a health service or biopharmaceutical laboratory
Or a medical or veterinary degree, provided that the course included significant elements of molecular biology, microbiology and immunology
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Core Theory and Practical Techniques in Infection and Immunity (covering key techniques required for Semester 2)
Infection and Immunity
Advanced Topics in Infection and Immunity (a more specialist, interactive module)
Project: At the end of the first semester you will start your research project, to be undertaken from January until July in the second semester under the supervision of a member of staff. Your project write-up will be submitted as a dissertation and forms a major part of the final degree mark. It may be possible to undertake a project in the Universities of Nantes or Rennes in France as part of an Erasmus Exchange Scheme.
The research training you receive and the research project you conduct will provide a training that PhD supervisors and employers value highly when recruiting their postgraduate research students from around the world.
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