MSc Medical and Molecular Virology / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

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Career opportunities

You will graduate with the skills and knowledge required for a career as a modern virologist.

You will be well placed to pursue a career as a diagnostic laboratory scientist or manager, or as a scientist in industry or academia in medical and/or molecular virology, or in any of a number of biotechnology fields relevant to virology.

These include:

  • gene therapy (where recombinant viruses are the mainstay of the technology);
  • molecular biology particularly next generation sequencing and new virus discovery;
  • vaccinology;
  • antiviral development;
  • epidemiological and public health control.

For medically qualified applicants, the course will benefit those wishing to specialise in virology or infectious diseases, or pursue a clinical academic route in this or related subjects.

The course is also an excellent stepping stone to PhD research in virology or a related subject.