Sign up to our newsletter today
We've been helping students find the right postgraduate course for over a decade.
Masters degrees in Virology administer training in the study of viruses and their impact on human and animal health, agriculture, and environment.
Specialist topics and related fields include Immunology, Immunotherapy and Pathology. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant science subject.
Courses in this field equip you to develop scientific solutions to everyday issues such as epidemiology, global warming, and food shortage. For example, you might focus on human-animal epidemics, recent examples being avian and swine influenza. You will predominantly examine virus taxonomy and evolution through methodologies in molecular biology, genetics, and genomics.
Academic study will include a scrutiny of host-pathogen relationships, analysing diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases through mechanisms such as vaccine and drug development. You will hone this knowledge through practical tasks, developing skills in lab testing, tissue culture examination, DNA sequencing, and bioinformatics.
Traditional careers include roles in veterinary medicine, healthcare, and food security. More exotic careers may include roles in biotechnical industries, wildlife conservation or foreign aid. Your knowledge would also be valuable for policy-making within government agencies, NGOs and charities.
Back to results
All Course Types
All Study Types
All Start Terms
This three-year, part-time, online postgraduate programme leads to the degree of Masters of Science in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CMID). Read more
Biotechnology for the Life Sciences is a new research-based masters/diploma program, designed to give students the best possible training for a career in life sciences research, whether in academia or industry. Read more
Biopharmaceutical drugs are transforming the way we treat patients, fighting global diseases such as cancer and inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. Read more
The University of Glasgow has the largest grouping of human and veterinary virologists in the UK. Fundamental research on viruses and viral diseases lies at the core of our mission to translate knowledge to benefit the health of society. Read more
This course provides comprehensive knowledge and practical training in the spread of microorganisms (predominantly bacterial and viral pathogens), disease causation and diagnosis and treatment of pathogens significant to public health. Read more
The taught Infection Biology MSc will help you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which bacteria, viruses and parasites cause disease in humans and in domesticated animals, and the immune responses generated by these hosts to such pathogens. Read more
This is a multidisciplinary programme that bridges the fields of epidemiology, laboratory sciences and public health. It includes a strong practical component and the opportunity to undertake a research project overseas. Read more
The study of veterinary microbiology helps us to protect against and treat diseases in animals, from pets to livestock. Our MSc in Veterinary Microbiology is run in partnership with local, pioneering veterinary research institutes (Pirbright, the Animal and Plant Health Agency and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate). Read more
Growing resistance to antibiotics poses a grave threat to human health and developing novel strategies to combat bacterial infections is one of this century’s most important scientific challenges. Read more
The University of Edinburgh is internationally renowned for the quality of our teaching and the excellence of our research into human, animal and ecosystem health. By studying one of our online masters, you’ll benefit from our expertise - from wherever you are in the world. Our transformative online degrees have been designed to develop your intellectual skills, specialise and help you advance your career.
Choose from a range of medical laboratory science and social science courses which cover all areas of public and population health, epidemiology and infectious diseases.
Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000