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MSc Parasitology and Pathogen Biology

MSc Parasitology and Pathogen Biology

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Parasitology Biology (General)

Course type


Course Summary


The MSc programme in Parasitology and Pathogen Biology is designed for students seeking training in parasite-borne infectious diseases that severely undermine: human health in the developing world and tropics; agri-food production systems globally (including plant health and animal health and welfare).

Students taking the course will develop expertise directly applicable to human, plant and animal health and welfare, food security and the future sustainability of food production, particularly within livestock and plant/crop production systems.

The course will be run entirely by research active and will offer students the opportunity to gain experience in internationally competitive laboratories.

Career Prospects


The skills set and knowledge acquired will equip you with a comprehensive academic and methodological repertoire to undertake careers in agriculture, plant science, animal and human health, pharmaceutica, academia and food security.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Foundation for Research in the Biosciences (20 Credits)
Fundamental Parasitology & Advanced Skills (20 Credits)
Advanced Parasitology I (20 Credits)
Advanced Parasitology II (20 Credits)
Bio-Entrepreneurship & Advanced Skills (20 Credits)
Literature Review (20 Credits)
Research Project (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above in a relevant area of science or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants with qualifications below 2.2 Honours degree standard (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) will be considered on a case-by-case basis, if they can demonstrate appropriate experience, acceptable to the School.

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