In the era of AIDS, avian and swine Influenza, and other emerging viral infections, the importance of medical virology as a co-discipline with medical microbiology is increasingly recognised.
The MSc and Diploma in Medical Virology are intensive full-time or part-time postgraduate taught programmes encompassing the medical and molecular aspects of virology, bacteriology and mycology, as well as immunity to infection and epidemiology.
You will explore the current issues and concepts in medical virology, and acquire the academic and practical skills necessary to make independent, informed judgements in relation to these issues.
A unique feature of this course is the focus on practical, laboratory-based teaching; you will spend time in the laboratory, learning how to be a virologist.
We aim to give you a theoretical and practical understanding of medical virology, which will be important if you want to follow a career in clinical sciences or academic or industrial research.
The programme runs in parallel with the MSc in Medical Microbiology and the MSc in Medical Mycology.
An honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent is required for direct entry to the course. Non-standard applicants for the programme will be considered on an individual basis, but may be required to enrol initially on the postgraduate diploma course. Our course is suitable for graduates in: microbiology; virology; medical laboratory sciences; medicine; veterinary medicine; dentistry; pharmacy; other biology degrees with an element of microbiology. International students must have an equivalent classification and should refer to entry requirements from your country for further information.