Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance - MSc


University of Glasgow    College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time
Medicine (26)

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The MSc programme in Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance is a comprehensive and unique course designed to tackle one of the greatest health challenges of our time - antimicrobial resistance. Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, this programme equips students with a broad skill set in epidemiology, quantitative methods, and laboratory-based approaches. With a focus on global ethical and legal contexts, students will gain multi-disciplinary skills from biomedical, social, and policy perspectives. The programme offers a range of core and optional courses, allowing students to tailor their studies to their interests. Entry requirements include a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, with 2:2 applicants considered based on subject-specific expertise. A personal statement highlighting motivation for studying in this field is also required. This programme provides an excellent foundation for further academic study or a career in government, industry, healthcare, or research.

About the course

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is arguably the world’s greatest health challenge. It threatens our ability to control many infectious diseases of humans and animals, both in the developed world, middle and lower income countries, impacting not just health and welfare, but also our food production systems. 

The epidemiology of infectious diseases is key to tackling antimicrobial resistance. This programme will equip students with a broad skill set in epidemiology of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance by combining training in epidemiological investigations, quantitative methods, laboratory-based approaches, bioinformatic tools, alongside the global ethical and legal contexts.

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Entry Requirements

At least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Professional experience and 2:2 applicants with a strong subject specific expertise may be considered.

In your application, please submit a personal statement (200-300 words). The personal statement should specifically include reference to your motivation for choosing to study epidemiology of infectious diseases and AMR and pursuing a career in this field.

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