University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Infection Biology (with specialisms)

This course helps students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which bacteria, viruses and parasites cause disease in humans and in domesticated animals, and the immune responses generated by these hosts to such pathogens. Students can choose to specialise in virology, microbiology (bacteriology) or parasitology.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honours Degree or equivalent in biomedical science or a relevant subject. Alternative qualifications will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Course modules

Core courses and project: Host-pathogen interactions and immune responses to infection; Omic technologies for the biomedical sciences: from genomics to metabolomics; designing a research project: biomedical research methodology; infection biology research project (laboratory based or non-laboratory based, in virology, parasitology, or microbiology).
Optional courses: drug discovery; diagnostic technologies and devices; current trends and challenges in biomedical research and health; technology transfer and commercialisation of bioscience research.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,067 per Year 1 (International) 3 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,267 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,267 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,267 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,267 per Year 1 (EU) 3 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,267 per Year 1 (England) 3 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (EU) 7 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (England) 7 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,133 per Year 1 (International) 7 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 7 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (Scotland) 7 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (Wales) 7 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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