MSc Infection Biology / Overview
Year of entry: 2021
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Science
- 1 Year
- Entry requirements
We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in:
- biological science
- biomedical science
Candidates with a Lower Second may be considered subject to interview performance and academic references.
Students with different academic backgrounds and relevant career experience (eg working in the biotech or pharmaceutical industries) will be considered, keeping in mind the academic potential of the individual. Such students will be accepted onto the course on a discretionary basis at application and interview.
We will also encourage intercalating medical students who have demonstrated an interest and aptitude in biomedical sciences. This will be assessed both by interview and the production of a personal statement.
Minimal requirement for admission will be satisfactory achievement in years 1-3 of the undergraduate medical programme.
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- 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.
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- Join the global fight to tackle infectious diseases which threaten humanity.
- Learn the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in infectious diseases research.
- Learn directly from internationally recognised scientists and access state-of-the-art technologies in infectious diseases research
- Study at a university ranked 8th in the UK and among 28th in the world for Medicine (QS World University Rankings 2021).
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £12,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £26,000
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, research project and administration during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry).
For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
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).
The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an intercalation bursary of £1000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are commencing certain MSc courses in 2021.
The bursary is available to students who:
- are The University of Manchester's medical students intercalating on MSc Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine, MSc Precision Medicine or MSc Infection Biology;
- have home fee status;
- are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support. The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students who meet the criteria so there is no application process.
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
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- 0161 306 5439
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
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