University of Glasgow
The taught Infection Biology MSc will help you to develop your 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. You can choose to specialise in virology, microbiology (bacteriology) or parasitology. **Academic contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start MSc: 12 months full-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** The University of Glasgow is ranked top 20 in the UK for Biological Sciences (Sunday Times 2018). This postgraduate degree in Infection Biology allows you to study in an institute housing two UK national centres of excellence in Virology and Parasitology, and active in the Scottish Infection Research Network (SlRN), a key clinical focus on healthcare-related research. You will work in the laboratories of internationally recognised infection biology researchers, conducting high quality basic, translational and clinical science. This MSc in Infection Biology provides access to a combination of highly specialised equipment, unique in Scotland, including cutting edge in vitro and invivo research facilities for biological imaging, high content screening microscopy, and a state of the art polyomics facility bringing together metabolomics, proteomics, genomics, transcriptomics, and the integration of data sets with bioinformatics. You can attend guest lectures and workshops from scientists and clinicians working in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology fields. You can carry out a research project in an internationally recognised centre of excellence, working with world-leading researchers in infection biology. This MSc Infection Biology integrates infection biology with cutting edge molecular and cellular techniques, and offers breadth in covering bacteria, viruses and parasites. Students can opt to specialise in one of the three areas of infection biology, and will graduate with a named specialism, i.e. MSc Infection Biology (Microbiology), MSc Infection Biology (Parasitology) or MSc Infection Biology (Virology). Optional courses allow students to develop their interests. These are - Diagnostic Technologies and Devices - Drug Discovery - Animal Models of Disease - Current Trends and Challenges in Biomedical Research and Health - Technology Transfer and Commercialisation of Bioscience Research - Emerging Viruses - Omics Technologies for Biomedical Sciences - Bioimaging. We have excellent opportunities to engage with industrial and clinical scientists, and with guest lecturers from the pharmaceutical industry, medical diagnostic laboratories and bioscience business. Students have the opportunity to carry out a research project in an internationally recognised centre of excellence, working with world-leading researchers in the field of infection biology. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** **The MSc programme** will consist of six taught courses and a project or dissertation, spread over 11-12 months. Three courses are compulsory, and three are chosen from a series of options. **The PgDip programme** will consist of six taught courses, spread over 7-8 months, with three compulsory courses and three chosen from a series of options. **The PgCert programme** consists of two core taught course over 3-4 months. **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/ **CAREER PROSPECTS** About half of our MSc students enter a research career, mainly by undertaking further postgraduate research studies towards a PhD, or by working in research laboratories in clinical or academic settings, including national government laboratories.
MSc: You should have at least a Second-class Honours degree or equivalent in biomedical science or a relevant subject. Alternative qualifications will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. You are required to provide two references and a full degree transcript with your application. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) ?overall score 6.5 ?no sub-test less than 6.0 ?or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ?ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: ?Reading: 20 ?Listening: 19 ?Speaking: 19 ?Writing: 23 ?CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 ?CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 ?PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 ?Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: ?School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study ?BALEAP guide to accredited courses
The MSc programme will consist of five taught courses and a project or dissertation, spread over 11-12 months. Three courses are compulsory, and two are chosen from a series of options. The PgDip programme will consist of five taught courses, spread over 7-8 months, with three compulsory courses and two chosen from a series of options. The PgCert programme consists one core taught course over 3-4 months. Core courses and project ?Host-pathogen Interactions and Immune Responses to Infection ?Molecular Research Skills ?Designing a Research Project: Biomedical Research Methodology ?Infection Biology Research Project (laboratory based in Virology, Parasitology, or Microbiology) Optional courses ?Drug Discovery ?Diagnostic Technologies and Devices ?Animal Models of Disease ?Current Trends and Challenges in Biomedical Research and Health ?Technology Transfer and Commercialisation of Bioscience Research ?Emerging Viruses ?Omics Technologies for Biomedical Sciences ?Bioimaging Teaching and learning methods A variety of methods are used, including lectures, tutorials, workshops, laboratories and problem-based learning. These are supplemented by a wide range of course specific electronic resources for additional learning and self assessment. As a result, you will develop a wide range of skills relevant to careers in infection biology research, diagnostics or drug development. These skills include team-working, data interpretation and experimental design. You will use primary scientific literature as an information resource. Electronic resources Our online resources were voted the best in the United Kingdom in the International Student Barometer in 2012, and include ?a continually updated Moodle (virtual learning environment) with extensive additional teaching and self-assessment material. ?over 35,000 online textbooks and e-journals available through the University library website. ?academic databases of biological sciences and medicine. ?animated audio visual presentations (Henry Stewart talks) by world leading experts covering many topics in infection biology. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||7,650 per Year 1 (Scotland)||12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||7,650 per Year 1 (Wales)||12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||20,150 per Year 1 (International)||12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||7,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||7,650 per Year 1 (England)||12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||7,650 per Year 1 (EU)||12 Months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Glasgow||G12 8QQ||Scotland|
Get in touch
Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.