MSc Tropical Disease Biology


Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine    Masters Programmes

Full time September MSc 1 year full time
Biological Sciences (4) Social Work (32)

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The MSc Tropical Disease Biology programme at LSTM offers a comprehensive understanding of the biology and control of diseases that affect over a billion people worldwide. Taught by experts in Vector Biology and Tropical Disease Biology, the programme provides state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and opportunities for industrial collaborations. You will gain practical skills and theoretical knowledge in parasitology, microbiology, host-pathogen interactions, and disease vectors. The programme also focuses on research-based learning, allowing you to develop transferable skills and collaborate with global health organizations. Entry requirements include an Honours degree in biological sciences or a medical/veterinary degree. Overseas candidates with relevant experience are also considered. Graduates can pursue careers in research, public health, or further study.

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3 good reasons to study

  1. You will develop a thorough, critical understanding of the biology and control of the pathogens and vectors that spread debilitating diseases blighting the lives of over a billion people globally.
  2. Delivered by LSTM Departments of Vector Biology and Tropical Disease Biology, employing state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, industrial collaborations, and a strong research-base working across resource-limited tropical regions of the world.
  3. Provides a scientifically active and exciting educational environment within which to develop key practical skills and theoretical knowledge in established and contemporary areas of the field of tropical disease biology.

Programme Overview

The MSc programme ‘Tropical Disease Biology’ provides advanced and research-informed contemporary learning in parasitology, microbiology, host-pathogen interactions, and the study of disease vectors and the pathogens they transmit in tropical and/or resource-limited regions of the world.

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Entry Requirements

Open to graduates with an Honours degree (2.ii or equivalent) in the biological sciences or a medical/veterinary degree. Overseas candidates with other qualifications may be accepted, particularly if they have the relevant experience through working in an appropriate field for a number of years.

Medical or Veterinary students who have completed at least three years of study and wish to intercalate are also accepted onto the programme.


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