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MSc Bioscience (Infection and Immunity)

University of Leeds

Masters Degree , Uncategorised

Course Description

The importance of infectious diseases and the need to develop new strategies to combat microbial and viral infections is a major global challenge. This is addressed by providing training in: infectious human diseases the human immune response to infections current diagnostic practices. A substantial component of the programme covers approaches to prevent and treat infectious diseases and includes:immunisation strategies anti-microbial drug designvaccine design. The MSc Bioscience programmes aims to develop highly skilled bioscientists with a strong theoretical grasp of the biosciences, high-level practical research skills and excellent transferable science skills - all which are necessary to work at the cutting edge of the bioscience sector. The programme is suitable for those students who wish to undertake a higher research degree and for those who wish to enter employment in a advanced capacity in industry or the public sector. The programme is flexible in that it allows students to tailor their learning either to more broadly-based training or more specialised training in one of our specialist programme areas. Therefore, students who wish to maintain a breadth in their training can experience a wide range of module options by selecting to study our MSc Bioscience programme. Alternatively, students who wish to gain more detailed experience and training in a specialist area can select a masters in one of our specialist areas Biotechnology, Human Genetics,Infection & Immunity or Plant Science. The programme consists of 180 credits comprising: 55 credits of core research training modules 85 credits of a research project 40 credits of taught specialist modules selected from a range of taught modules, including ones associated with the various specialist options. See http:www.fbs.leeds.ac.ukgradschoolimmunityindex.php

The importance of infectious diseases and the need to develop new strategies to combat microbial and viral infections is a major global challenge. This is addressed by providing training in: infectious human diseases the human immune response to infections current diagnostic practices. A substantial component of the programme covers approaches to prevent and treat infectious diseases and...

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