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Infection Biology (Parasitology Specialism) MSc

University of Glasgow

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Parasites cause a wide variety of human and livestock diseases worldwide, with severe consequences in both developing and developed countries. This specialism will help students to develop knowledge and understanding of parasitic behaviour as a stepping-stone to a career as a parasitologist.

Global health issues involve diseases like:

  • Malaria
  • Sleeping sickness
  • Bilharzia
  • River Blindness
  • Elephantiasis

These diseases are caused by parasites, which also have major impacts on animal health. Glasgow has internationally leading research and teaching capability in Parasitology and students can learn about how parasites infect their hosts, how hosts respond to infection and what we can do to combat parasitic disease.

CAREER PROSPECTS

About half of our MSc students enter a research career, mainly by undertaking further postgraduate research studies towards a PhD, or by working in research laboratories in clinical or academic settings, including national government laboratories.

Other students go on to work in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic or biotechnological industries.

Many graduates from this programme also work in life sciences companies and in organisations providing support to the food and farming industries.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 100 11

    3rd out of 35 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    204 92%

    4th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    64th

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    22nd

    22
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    233 94%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    97.0 97%

    32nd

    20
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    6th

    8

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