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MSc Molecular Biology and Pathology of Viruses

Imperial College London

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    St Marys Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in academic or industrial research, providing a solid foundation to go on to study at PhD level. By the end of the programme, you will develop the ability to critically evaluate the scientific literature. You will enhance your written and oral communication skills and the and the ability to present scientific ideas. You will acquire proficiency in a range of important research techniques during the Mini-Research project and will build on these in the 6-month research project. Under the supervision and guidance of senior academics, you will investigate an important research problem. You will choose your subject from those be available in one of the laboratories in Imperial College or an associated external institution.

The programme is comprised of two parts:

  • Taught component: lectures and seminars given over the first two terms (5 months)
  • Research project: full-time laboratory based research project completed in the last term (6 months).

The taught component is comprised of lectures, laboratory practicals, tutorials and student presentations and covers the most important aspects of viruses and viral diseases.

Many graduates proceed to PhD study, or if medically qualified, to clinical practice or research. As well as scientific training, this course expands your transferable skills, allowing you to enter a variety of other careers including, industry, finance, management and various types of consultancy.

Tuition fees

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£ 36,700per year

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

University information

Imperial College London

  • University League Table

    5th

  • Campus address

    Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, Kensington and Chelsea, SW7 2AZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 100 3

    11th out of 35 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    180 82%

    8th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%

    3rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    76th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    190 79%

    10th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99.0 99%

    12th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    28th

    10

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