The University of Edinburgh

Infectious Diseases

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Website: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying

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Degree: Masters by research

Start Date: 2020/09/01

Duration: 12 months


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Description

This programme is organised by Edinburgh Infectious Diseases (EID), which is hosted by the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and the College of Science and Engineering.It provides an introduction to research methodology for biologists, medics and veterinarians. The training also provides an entry into PhD studies. Previous students have undertaken projects in the following areas:

  • antibiotic resistance and hospital-acquired infections
  • arthropod vector biology and vectorborne diseases
  • epidemiology and mathematical modelling of animal and human infections
  • molecular diagnosis and point-of-care detection of infectious diseases
  • the immunology of bacterial and parasitic infections (including major tropical diseases such as malaria, trypanosomiasis and schistosomiasis)
  • the immunology of ruminant infections (for example Johne's Disease)
  • the pathogenesis of viral diseases (animal and human, including herpes and HIV)

Requirements

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on the University of Edinburgh website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each)


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About this university

International students

International students arriving in Edinburgh can access various help and assistance to integrate with their new community. This starts at the International Student Centre where advice and assistance is available with fees and finance as well as legal matters such as immigration advice and visas. There is also a number of events organised by the ISC including weekly themed nights representing different countries and subsidized trips around the country. There are also campus wide events such as International Evening and the International Desserts Night to help students bring their own culture to others. The Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) is the combination of the unions and the Student Representative Council and has buildings around the campus including Teviot Row House, Potterrow, Kings Buildings House and the Pleasance. Teviot Row House has claims as the oldest purpose built student union building in the world. EUSA is responsible for some 250 societies for students to become involved with outside the classroom. Edinburgh itself is an important centre for the performing arts, particularly comedy, amateur and fringe theatre and numerous groups within the university are involved in this area. The Theatre Company was founded in 1896 and the Drama Society runs Bedlam Theatre, the oldest student run theatre in the UK. There is a weekly newspaper produced by students along with an independent publication and an alternative music radio station. In sports, there are 67 clubs ranging from rugby and football to judo and gliding.

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