MSc by Research in Infectious Diseases

MSc by Research in Infectious Diseases (1 year full time)

Programme description

This programme is organised by Edinburgh Infectious Diseases (EID), which is hosted by the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and the College of Science and Engineering. It provides an introduction to research methodology for biologists, medics and veterinarians. The training also provides an entry into PhD studies.

Projects are available in the following areas:

  • antibiotic resistance and hospital acquired infections;
  • the pathogenesis of prion and viral diseases (animal and human, including herpes and HIV);
  • the immunology of bacterial and parasitic infections (including major tropical diseases such as malaria, lymphatic filariasis and river blindness);
  • arthropod vector biology and vectorborne diseases;
  • the immunology of ruminant infections (for example Johne's Disease);
  • epidemiology and mathematical modelling of animal and human infections;
  • functional genomics and bioinformatics.

Details of how to apply for the programme commencing in 2016 are given here

For more information please contact the course administrator Marie Manson (

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