University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Veterinary Microbiology

**Why choose this course** The study of veterinary microbiology helps us to protect against and treat diseases in animals, from pets to livestock. Our MSc in Veterinary Microbiology is run in partnership with local, pioneering veterinary research institutes (Pirbright, the Animal and Plant Health Agency and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate). It offers an in-depth understanding of veterinary infectious diseases and global issues such as antimicrobial resistance, and their associated impact on humankind. **What you will study** On our MSc in Veterinary Microbiology, you will acquire a first-rate understanding of exciting topics, such as molecular biology, immunology and microbiology relevant to the study of veterinary microbiology. It offers specialist practical training in the diagnosis of important viral and bacterial diseases of global animal and human health importance. You will study the complex mechanisms of host-microbe interactions that are involved in the pathogenesis of specific animal diseases. You will also gain an insight into the relevant diagnostic methods and interventions, such as vaccines, which are essential for disease control. You will enhance your critical and analytical skills, and gain hands-on experience in the diagnosis of veterinary diseases. This will allow you to identify problems, formulate hypotheses, design experiments, acquire and interpret data, and draw conclusions. You will benefit from the relationship between Surrey and partner institutions including APHA, VMD, the Pirbright Institute and Public Health England.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences (Including Animal Science), Biotechnology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Medicine, Microbiology, Nutrition, Pharmacology or Veterinary, or Zoology, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other components.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) RESEARCH PROJECT - Core EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES - Compulsory MICROBIAL GENETICS - Compulsory MICROBIOLOGY AND VETERINARY IMMUNOLOGY - Compulsory TRANSMISSION AND CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF ANIMALS (NON-VECTOR) - Compulsory TRANSMISSION AND CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF ANIMALS (VECTOR) - Compulsory DISEASES OF ANIMAL SYSTEMS: CNS/SKIN DISEASE OF ANIMALS - Compulsory DISEASES OF ANIMAL SYSTEMS: GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES OF ANIMALS - Compulsory DISEASES OF ANIMAL SYSTEMS: MULTI-SYSTEM DISEASES OF ANIMALS - Compulsory DISEASES OF ANIMAL SYSTEMS: RESPIRATORY DISEASES OF ANIMALS - Compulsory INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF ANIMALS PRACTICAL MODULES - Compulsory PART-TIME Unstructured (3-5 years) RESEARCH PROJECT - Core EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES - Compulsory MICROBIAL GENETICS - Compulsory MICROBIOLOGY AND VETERINARY IMMUNOLOGY - Compulsory TRANSMISSION AND CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF ANIMALS (NON-VECTOR) - Compulsory TRANSMISSION AND CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF ANIMALS (VECTOR) - Compulsory DISEASES OF ANIMAL SYSTEMS: CNS/SKIN DISEASE OF ANIMALS - Compulsory DISEASES OF ANIMAL SYSTEMS: GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES OF ANIMALS - Compulsory DISEASES OF ANIMAL SYSTEMS: MULTI-SYSTEM DISEASES OF ANIMALS - Compulsory DISEASES OF ANIMAL SYSTEMS: RESPIRATORY DISEASES OF ANIMALS - Compulsory INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF ANIMALS PRACTICAL MODULES - Compulsory

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 60 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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