University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Veterinary Microbiology

The course encompasses studies of the pathogenicity, diagnostics, identification, epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance of a range of bacterial pathogens including: Streptococcus pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli. There aregroups working on zoonotic pathogens, such as Campylobacter, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella. Techniques used include: pathogen culture and diagnostic identification methods, PCR and transcriptomic and genomic technologies, including metagenomics, resequencing and genotyping cell separation, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, proteomics and infection models. The aims of the research are to investigate the transmission routes and behaviour of pathogens during infections and use this knowledge to design better therapeutic strategies or vaccines in order to improve the health of humans and animals.

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is a good first degree in a relevant scientific subject.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 16,847 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 16,847 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 2 years
PhD Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

Key information

PG Recruitment
Telephone number: 
0151 794 5927