University of Liverpool
This course encompasses studies of the immune responses to and vaccination against a range of bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens including: Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Japanese encephalitis virus, HIV, cytomegalovirus and other herpesviruses, chicken metapneumovirus, Salmonella, Treponema, Onchocerca, Fasciola, cyathostomins, Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Toxoplasma and Neospora caninum. Techniques used include: tissue and pathogen culture, cell separation, flow cytometry, proliferation assays, ELISA, antibody production, Western blotting, proteomics, PCR and transcriptomic and genomic technologies, including metagenomics, resequencing and genotyping. The aims of the research are to investigate the nature of the cellular and humoral immune responses to pathogens of human or veterinary importance and how this knowledge may be used to design vaccines or other immunotherapeutic strategies to benefit clinical and veterinary medicine.
1st or Upper 2nd Class degree in a relevant biomedical subject.
Student progression is monitored regularly during the period of study, culminating in the submission of a thesis, which is assessed by viva voce examination with internal and external examiners.
Research studentships are available.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 16,847 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 16,847 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MD||Full-time||£ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees)||60 months|
|MD||Full-time||£ 16,847 per Academic year (overseas fees)||60 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|City Centre Campus||Liverpool||L3 5PS||North West|
0151 794 5927