University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Veterinary Microbiology

This course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of veterinary infectious diseases and their associated impact on man. As well as taught components, it offers specialist practical training in the diagnosis of important viral and bacterial diseases of global importance. The course is intended mainly for graduates, those already working in veterinary diagnostic/research laboratories and staff from other laboratories who want to enhance their understanding of the role of microorganisms in animal health and disease. Pharmaceutical research personnel, policymakers, veterinarians, public health personnel and environmental biologists will also benefit.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess at least a 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant subject (biosciences) or a degree in medicine or veterinary medicine. However, relevant research experience may also be considered. Selection will be based upon the candidate's application, references and an informal interview. In special circumstances, a student may be set work for assessment before being offered a place on the programme. Applicants must successfully complete three modules as standalone courses before they are able to transfer to the part-time programme. The accumulated credits would count towards their degree. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with at least a 6.5 in each component.

Course modules

Modules: Microbiology and veterinary immunology; microbial genetics; molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases; transmission and control of infectious diseases of animals (non-vector); transmission and control of infectious diseases of animals (vector); infectious diseases of animals; diseases of animal systems (gastro-intestinal diseases of animals); diseases of animal systems (respiratory diseases of animals); diseases of animal systems (multi-systemic diseases of animals); diseases of animal systems (CNS and skin diseases of animals); veterinary microbiology research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a research project, examination and coursework (which may take the form of essays, data manipulation and analysis, practical reports, presentations, multiple choice questions or literature searches).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 20,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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