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MSc Medical and Molecular Virology / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
MSc/PGCert
Duration
MSc: 1 year FT, 2 years PT; PGCert: 4 months FT
Entry requirements

We require a First or Upper Second class degree in a relevant biomedical/biosciences subject, or an equivalent overseas qualification.

Non-standard applicants for the course will be considered on an individual basis.

This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from The University of Manchester and other UK universities, upon completion of their third year. For St Andrews students, this includes the three-year course, plus the following one or two years spent in Manchester.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
Up to 20 places.
How to apply

Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require. We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y Y N N
PGCert Y Y N N

Course overview

  • Understand viruses, the diseases they cause, and how to diagnose, control and prevent infections.
  • Cover topically relevant viruses such as novel coronaviruses and the Ebola and Zika viruses.
  • Learn from experienced academic and clinical virologists.
  • Study at a university ranked in the top ten in the UK and the top 50 in the world for medicine (QS 2020).

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

Alumni bursary  

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an alumni bursary of £1,000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2020.

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the alumni bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Find out more on the fees and funding page.

Equity and Merit Scholarships

Equity and Merit Scholarships are available for a number of academically excellent young professionals from Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia studying for certain full-time campus-based master's degrees at Manchester.

Contact details

School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 5439
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/study/biosciences
School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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