University of Glasgow

Infection Biology (with specialisms) [MSc]

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University of Glasgow
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Typology Postgraduate
Location Glasgow (Scotland)
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  • Glasgow (Scotland)
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This 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 (SIRN), a key clinical focus on healthcare-related You will work in the laboratories of internationally recognized infection biology researchers, conducting high quality basic, translational and clinical science. We have exciting scholarship opportunities. This MSc in Infection Biology provides access to a combination of highly specialised equipment, unique in Scotland, including cutting edge in vitro and in vivo research facilities for biological imaging, high content screening microscopy , and a state of the art polyomics facility bringing together metabolomics, proteomics, genomics, transcriptomics, and integrations 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 recognized centre of excellence, working with world-leading researchers in infection biology. This Infection Biology degree integrates infection biology with cutting edge molecular and cellular techniques. The MSc in Infection Bilogy offers breadth, 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 e.g. MSc Infection Biology (Microbiology). Optional courses allow students to develop their interests: Technology transfer and commercialisation of bioscience research. Drug discovery Diagnostic technologies and devices Current trends and challenges in biomedical research and health We have excellent...

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Kilian Kleemann
3.5 23/05/2019
About the course: The university is worldwide and forward-looking. I like the environment of the college with a wide scope of understudies. My course is the best one in Glasgow
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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4.5 23/05/2019
About the course: Academically I have gained a lot in a short span of time. I gained immense confidence and it helped me broaden my vision for opportunities. Living in a new place is a challenege i like. I enjoyed my time here learning and exploring stuff. I had a nice time.
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Nicole D Vance
4.0 22/05/2019
About the course: The university has all it all, challenging, fun, motivational, daunting and a lot more. It is so flexible in the work. I have made many friends here and it has been great.
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What you'll learn on the course

Biomedical research
Drug Discovery

Course programme

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 compulsary 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
  • Omic technologies for the biomedical sciences: from genomics to metabolomics
  • Designing a research project: biomedical research methodology
  • Infection Biology Research project (laboratory based or non-laboratory based, in Virology, Parasitology, or Microbiology)
Optional Courses
  • Drug discovery
  • Diagnostic technologies and devices
  • Current trends and challenges in biomedical research and health
  • Technology transfer and commercialisation of bioscience research
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 the 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 materials
  • over 35,000 online textbooks and e-journals available through the University library website, 24/7
  • academic databases of biological sciences and medicine
  • Henry Stewart Talks - animated audio visual presentations by world leading experts covering many topics in infection biology.

Additional information

for entry in 2016

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.

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