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Advance in Science with a Postgraduate Degree

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Full time & Part time September, January MSc 1 year full-time; 3 years part-time

About the course

Parasitology is the study of parasite organisms such as viruses, bacteria, worms or insects, parasitic diseases, and their impact on host species. The ever-changing relationship between parasites and hosts makes it a dynamic and diverse scientific field. Following the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our need to understand more about these relationships is greater than ever.

Parasitologists make an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the biological functions within our world. Through cutting-edge scientific research, they explore how parasites fight to survive in their host, to enable them to identify solutions to eradicate many pandemic diseases that impact on society. 

The Parasitology programme offers a broad-based education in modern Parasitology,

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should possess at least a UK lower second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in either Biological, Medical, Veterinary Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Pharmacology, Zoology, Biomolecular Science, Biotechnology or Biomedical Lab Technology.

We also welcome applications from students with alternative qualifications and/or professionals with significant relevant experience through our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) scheme.


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