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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

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Key information
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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Food Science / Technology Food Quality Control

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Food Security focuses on improving food safety in the UK, EU, Africa and Asia through controlling major foodborne pathogens such as Campylobacter and Salmonella and increasing productivity through control of endemic disease in the UK including Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli and in Asia and Africa and through improvements in animal welfare.

Overview

The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. We also enjoy close and active collaboration with NHS colleagues through the Liverpool Health Partners Academic Health Science System.

We employ an interdisciplinary approach to our research that ranges from environmental survival of pathogens, through to their biology in foodstuffs. To achieve this we use epidemiological approaches, mathematical modeling, pathogen and host genomics to studies in microbial pathogenesis and host immune responses. As such the theme of Food Security involves researchers across all departments of IGH.

Research themes

Our research themes include:

  • Understanding how stressors in poultry production impact on the immune response and vaccine efficacy
  • Characterisation of the population biology of Campylobacter jejuni through poultry processing
  • Determining the impact of chicken genotype on Campylobacter infection
  • The risks of foodborne infection from backyard poultry production in Africa
  • Developing novel adjuvants for Salmonella vaccines
  • Survival of Campylobacter in food products
  • Determining the pathogenesis of monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium variants.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£4,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

£24,250 (lab based programmes) £18,450 (non Lab based programmes).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from well qualified graduates who would typically hold a UK first degree or equivalent in the first or 2:1 class, or a 2:2 class degree plus a Masters degree, in a relevant subject. Students will normally have a minimum of a 2:1 class honours degree in a relevant biological science subject, or an equivalent medical, veterinary or dental qualification. Applicants are selected on the basis of their curriculum vitae, qualifications and referees’ reports, together with their perceived ability to complete the programme successfully and on the value of the training offered to their subsequent career plans.

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