This modular programme aims to produce postgraduate students with a sound knowledge of both practical and theoretical aspects of the specialist area of medical microbiology and the necessary skills to undertake individual and collaborative research in this field.
This programme has been designed for students wishing to make a career of research in medical microbiology. Like many areas of biology, the cutting edge of research is primarily focussed at the molecular level using the recently developed, and constantly improving, techniques such as genomics and proteomics. Increasing knowledge in this area is leading to a better understanding of how micro-organisms cause disease and how this knowledge may be applied to the development of novel approaches to disease therapy. In this programme you will study these areas in some depth.
The focus of the programme is not simply on the state of current knowledge but also the methodology used in obtaining that knowledge, making use of recent research papers to inform class discussion. In addition to taught modules in the field you will also be trained in research processes, culminating in an individual research project which will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your individual skills and abilities.
This modular programme aims to produce postgraduate students with a sound knowledge of both practical and theoretical aspects of the specialist area of Immunology, with emphasis on its clinical applications. It aims to provide the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake individual and collaborative research in this field.
For entry to this programme, students are required to have qualifications equivalent to a honours degree from a UK university in a subject with a significant component of microbiology relevant subject or experience. For overseas students there is a requirement for an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher (or equivalent), TOEFL score of 650 or an equivalent. Applicants whose qualifications do not conform to these criteria may be admitted to the programme at the admission tutors discretion which will normally involve an interview.
No work experience is required.
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