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Paediatric Infectious Diseases MSc

Paediatric Infectious Diseases MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pediatrics Epidemiology Pathology

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc in Paediatric Infectious Diseases can be taken part-time over one year as an extension to the Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Infectious Diseases. It is for those who wish to broaden their knowledge about paediatric infection and develop research skills in the subspecialty. The MSc is intended to assess your capacity to formulate research questions, select, design and manage a research project. You will complete a research project of between eight and fourteen weeks and write a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words based upon this. The research can be carried out in Oxford or locally, making the programme suitable for overseas as well as UK residents. You will receive support and guidance from your dedicated Oxford supervisor during the preparation of your dissertation. If you are completing your research project outside of Oxford you will also be required to find a local supervisor. While there is no formal teaching programme for the MSc year, you may attend any of the regular series of University lectures and seminars in relevant disciplines, particularly those run by the Department of Paediatrics. Most part-time students commencing this programme are already in full-time employment. The MSc aims to broaden a trainee's knowledge about paediatric infection for continued work in the subspecialty.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


12 months

Start date


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

Applicants are expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in an appropriate subject. All applicants should have an appropriate medical qualification equivalent to MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery). Strong performance and successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Infectious Diseases is an essential requirement for the MSc. Students who have been awarded the Postgraduate Diploma will normally be eligible for admission to the MSc up to two years after completion.