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Veterinary Virology MPhil

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Full time | University of Liverpool | 2 years | Contact University

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

Veterinary Medicine Virology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

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.

Research in Veterinary Virology is based in new laboratories at two main sites, the ic2 Building on the main University city centre campus, and at our Leahurst campus on the Wirral (20 mins from Liverpool).

Our research encompasses studies of the pathogenicity, diagnostics, identification, epidemiology and immune responses to a range of viral pathogens including: avian metapneumovirus; infectious bronchitis virus, feline calicivirus, Mosquito-borne arboviruses, Bluetongue virus and Schmallenberg virus. Techniques used include: diagnostic identification methods, flow cytometry, ELISA, epidemiology, transcriptomic and genomic technologies, proteomics and infection models.

The aims of the research are to investigate the transmission routes and behaviour of pathogens during infections and use this knowledge to design better therapeutic strategies or vaccines in order to improve the health of animals.

Research themes

Our research in veterinary virology spans a range of different virus families, which are linked to a broad spectrum of clinical diseases. These include the following areas:

  • Molecular immunopathogenesis of avian respiratory pathogens
  • Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus.
  • Diversity, evolution and transmission of important veterinary viral pathogens
  • Malignant catarrhal fever of domestic cattle
  • Mosquito-borne arboviruses.

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.